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Proven Simple and Successful Use of Mini Implants

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Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

This once maligned topic is now PROVEN to be successful and highly valuable! Gordon and his team have been using small-diameter “mini” implants (1.8mm to 2.9mm in diameter) since 1997. There are now many research reports comparing and equating these small implants with conventional-diameter ones (>3.00mm in diameter) -THEY WORK! The major use for small-diameter implants is for retention and support of mandibular complete dentures. Millions of US residents need this procedure.  There are probably about 150 to 200 in your own practice! Where there is not enough bone for conventional-diameter implants, minis provide a simple, fast, relatively painless, successful treatment.  However — minis must be placed and loaded properly. Watch Gordon placing and restoring the most proven small-diameter implant brands.  See the necessary equipment and the most appropriate restorative techniques. Placement of mini implants should be in every practice, restoring partially and completely edentulous patients. Your patients will be highly appreciative and satisfied with their successful long-term service.

Closed Captioning available, streaming version

Table of Contents

  • Small-Diameter Implants - Where Are We Now?
  • Indications for Small-Diamter Implants
  • Rules for Successful Use of Small-Diameter Implants (SDIs)
  • Small-Diameter Implant Companies
  • Supplies and Instruments Needed
  • Flap or No Flap
  • Typical Technique for SDIs (Intra-Lock International)
  • Patient Introduction
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical Healing
  • Implant Surgical Kit
  • Periodontal Surgical Kit
  • Mandibular Implant Placement
  • Maxillary Implant Placement
  • Final Placement of Implants
  • Suturing & Healing Period
  • Final Impression
  • Centric Jaw Relation and Try-In
  • Laboratory Procedure
  • Seating the Denture
  • Conclusion
Video Length: 70 Minutes

Item #: V2305

CE Credits: 2

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