Dr. Ronald Petrosky, One
of "America's Top Dentist" in Little Egg Harbor - Tuckerton offering
Mini Dental Implants of New Jersey, Dental Implants- New Jersey, CEREC Crowns/ Onlays- New Jersey, Laser Periodontal Therapy (Lanap) of New
Jersey, Lumineers-New Jersey, Laser Dentistry-New Jersey, Cosmetic and General
Dentistry-New Jersey also serving Galloway, Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Barnegat, Forked River, Toms River, Lakewood, Freehold, and Manalapan Area.
Dr. Ronald P. Petrosky, DDS,
Master Academy of General Dentistry
Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Diplomate American Society of Osseointegration
Master & Fellow American Academy of Implant Prosthodontists
Fellow Misch International Implant Institute
Master & Fellow International Academy of
Mini Dental Implants
Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant
Dr. Gail P. Petrosky, DMD,
Specialty in Prosthodontics, Specialty #3495
Fellow Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists
This minimally invasive approach to 21st Century dental
implantology offers new opportunities for individuals
who have lost one or more teeth and underlying bone.
Even for those who have lost all of their teeth, FDA
approved mini dental implants offer a second chance
at teeth that look, feel, and function more like the
teeth they were born with!
For example, one of the most respected, renouned U.S.
dental educators and board certified prosthodontist,
Dr. Gordon J. Christensen, states in his national newsletter
of September 2009 Clinician Report: Gordon
and Pauls Top 10 Concepts, Techniques, and Products
that the #1 concept is:
Small Diameter Implants:
Root form implants have been the most important innovation
in dentistry since the air rotor nearly 50 years ago.
Millions of people globally have need of retention and
support for removable prostheses, crowns, or fixed prostheses.
However, many of them do not have adequate bone quantity
in which to place root form implants 3mm or over in
diameter, and, for financial or health reasons, they
cannot have bone grafting. Small diameter mini
dental implants serve these patients. Small implants,
ranging from 1.8mm to 2.9mm in diameter, have now proven
themselves capable of supporting complete dentures,
removable partial dentures, fixed prostheses, and even
some single tooth replacements. Although criticized
by some, the research is supportive of these implants
with proper treatment planning and placement.
1. Less Size
Mini Implants are about half the size of traditional
implant, and therefore dont require as much bone
structure. With less bone needed, costly, painful and
time-consuming bone grafts that are usually necessary
with traditional implants are not usually needed for
2. Less Expensive
In many cases, mini implants cost around half the cost
of traditional or conventional implants.
3. Less Invasive
Because the mini implant requires only a small pilot
hole to be placed, it is less traumatic to the bone
and soft tissue; as compared to a conventional implant
that usually involves extensive surgery and bone grafts.
4. Less Healing Time
Because placing the smaller diameter mini implant does
not cause as much trauma to the bone and soft tissue
in the mouth, your healing time is reduced from months
5. Less Discomfort
Less trauma to the gums, bone, and underlying tissue
means less discomfort. May patients need only over-the-counter
pain medication for a day or so after the procedure.
6. Less Time
In many cases, the mini implant can be loaded immediately
after placement. This means that most procedures, including
anchoring dentures can be done in one visit.
7. Less Bone Loss
A mini dental implant preserves the
bone so that you can preserve the shape of your face
8. Less Bone Required
Mini implants require less bone so youre less
likely to need additional costly bone grafts.
9. Less Decay/Periodontal Disease
Implants are made out of titaniumthe same type
of material that is used on artificial joints, and they
are not subject to decay and periodontal disease.
10. Less Complications
Mini dental implant failures and complications are very
Mini Dental Implant Solutions
Genuinely beautiful. Naturally permanent.
Picture you Smiling!
Mini Dental Implants
Mini Dental Implants are titanium screws that replace
the root of a tooth. The ball shaped head and collar
design can be used for both permanently cemented crowns
or bridges, as well as securing full dentures. When
used for fixed or cemented applications, the prosthesis
is cemented by Dr. Petrosky directly to the head of
the implant. If the implant is to be used for a removable
denture, then a housing with a rubber gasket is attached
precisely to the acrylic denture and functions like
a button that snaps on and off the implant. The dentures
sits snugly against the gums and is retained securely
allowing better chewing function and increased confidence.
Get permanent quick!
Mini Dental Implants are placed by Dr. Petrosky quickly
and easily using a microsurgical technique. Your dentist
will use a small amount of local anesthetic and make
a pin-sized puncture in the gum and jaw. The Mini Implant
is then threaded gently and carefully into the jaw.
The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue
and provide an attachment for securing dentures, or
cementing crowns or bridges. It is a one step procedure
involving minimally invasive surgery.
So Many Options. One amazing result.
Dental Implant therapy has been one of the most significant
advances in dentistry in the past 25 years. Tens of
thousands of grateful patients testify to the benefits
of replacing lost teeth and restoring confidence in
their smile. Several different types of implants and
restorations are available. The problem is, many of
them are expensive and require a long recovery. Your
options depend upon the amount of bone available, the
patients general health, and restoration preference.
Mini Dental Implants are minimally invasive and, in
most cases, require only local anesthesia. With Mini
Dental Implants, less bone is necessary, which is a
great benefit for patients who have previously been
told they would need bone grafts to receive any dental
implants. Another benefit is for patients who are medically
compromised and have been told they cannot get implants.
Bigger isnt always better.
The computer and medical worlds are both striving to
develop smaller and smaller components. In similar fashion,
The Mini Dental Implant represents a smaller version
of the dental implant. Smaller means less invasive,
which makes the procedure and recovery easier on you.
The microsurgical approach allows the Mini Dental Implant
Solutions for more patients and represents a new option
for many previously denied treatment with older conventional-style
A beautiful smile should break hearts not the
Typically, Mini Dental Implants are more affordable-usually
half the price of conventional implant treatment. This
affordability enables people to expand their treatment
options, allowing some to realize their dream of fixed
bridgework instead of removable dentures. Because Mini
dental Implants require less bone, this option eliminates
the need for expensive, time-consuming bone graft procedures
by Dr. Petrosky.
Who knew your smile has so much history.
The titanium alloy was developed about twenty years
ago and was recognized as being a useful material for
a variety of medical and dental implanted devices. Dr.
Sendax and the Imtec Corporation, now a 3M Company,
developed the Mini Dental Implant System and the important
placement protocol. In an article in the Journal of
the American Dental Association (JADA) the world renowned
dental educator and prosthodontist Dr. Gordon J. Christensen
DDS, MSD, PHD stated:
my opinion, I find more indications for narrow-diameter
implants (1.8mm) than for standard-diameter implants
Thousands of patients have them to thank for their
newfound confidence and ability to chew and eat any
foods they want.
There is nothing to hold back your radiant grin.
A great deal of time, research and study has gone into
the development of Mini Dental Implants. It is safe,
biocompatible, FDA approved and provides an improved
method of tooth replacements. Mini Dental Implants are
FDA approved ( K031106) for The MDI and MDI PLUS
are self-tapping titanium threaded crews indicated for
long-term intra-bony applications. Additionally, the
MDI may also be used for inter-radicular transitional
applications. These devices will permit immediate splinting
stability and long-term fixation of new or existing
crown and bridge installations, for full or partial
endentulism, and employing minimally invasive surgical
intervention. After 40 years of study, the technique
is now used by thousands of dentists in many different
countries and is recommended by some of the top implant
dentists in the world.
Who is a Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?
Almost anyone with weak gums and in need of dental implants
can go for mini dental implants. On the other hand,
mini dental implants are not advised in the following
History of radiation treatment for cancer (this
does not include X-rays for diagnostics)
Patients with the following conditions
may suffer complications or failure with MDIs.
Heavy smoking/drinking habits
People who clench/grind their teeth
Young persons in their growing years
If you do not wish to go for mini or regular
dental implants, you may consider options like partial
or full dentures or dental bridges. Partial dentures
work for persons who have some remaining teeth. A partial
denture replaces missing teeth. It is held in place
using clips or other devices. If you have teeth adjacent
to the affected tooth, a bridge is another option. There
are several types of bridges.
Mini Dental Implants vs. Regular Dental
Mini Dental Implants have many advantages
over regular dental implants:
MDIs are much smaller than conventional implants
(2 mm as against 4mm- 5.75mm for conventional implants),
so it takes less drilling of the jawbones.
MDI surgery is minimally invasive. The surgery
does not usually need cutting of gums and removal
of stitches afterwards.
Trauma to jaw bone, bleeding, chances for injury,
post-surgical discomfort are all minimized.
Mini dental implant failures and complications
are very rare.
Due to their smaller size, mini dental implants
can also be used when the site for implantation
is too narrow for a regular implant.
Quite often, only local sedation of the implant
site is needed in the case of MDIs.
The MDI procedure is quick and can be completed
in one sitting as opposed to conventional implants
which require several visits to the dentist.
MDIs cost less than conventional dental implants
(average cost of conventional implants is between
$2,000 and $4,500) by at least 30%.
Trouble With Your Dentures?
Are You Missing One or More Teeth?
Mini Dental Implants are for you!
o Can help you eat, smile, and speak with
o Are placed using a simple, gentle, non-surgical approach
o Are affordable - less than half the cost of old, conventional-style
o Can be placed to anchor dentures or cemented crowns
o Can help to preserve bone & facial appearance
Welcome to Mini Dental Implant Center
Our focus is on providing you with the
revolutionary benefits of mini dental implant dentistry.
This unique approach to modern dentistry offers new
opportunities for individuals who have lost one or more
teeth. For the first time, we can replace missing teeth
with implant supported cemented and/or removable restorations
in as little as one visit, without the complications
of major oral surgery and long healing times.
Have Your Implants Placed in the Morning
and Enjoy Your Favorite Meal That Same Evening.
o Most procedures are accomplished in
o We use a simple, gentle, non-surgical approach
o Eat, smile, and speak with renewed confidence
o Less than half the cost of conventional implants
o Anchoring for dentures, cemented crowns & bridges
What are Mini Dental Implants?
The Mini Dental Implant System consists
of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root
of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated
into the base of your denture. The head of the implant
is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts
like a socket that contains a rubber 0-ring. The 0-ring
snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds
the denture at a pre-determined level of force. When
seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue.
The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while
withstanding natural lifting forces.
This system is frequently used to support fixed crowns
and bridgework for people who don't want a removable
How does Mini Dental Implant Technology
Broaden My Options?
Dental Implant therapy has been one of
the most significant advances in dentistry in the past
25 years. Tens of thousands of grateful patients testify
to the benefits of replacing lost teeth and restoring
confidence in their smile. Several different types of
implants and restorations are available. The choice
depends upon the amount of bone available, the patient's
general health, and restoration preference.
The computer and medical worlds are both
striving to develop smaller and smaller components.
In similar fashion, a smaller version of the dental
implant has been successfully utilized. Mini
Dental Implants are more versatile than older conventional-style
implants because they can be used in patients who do
not have enough bone to support larger, conventional
implants. RecentIy many people have gained access
to the benefits of implant dentistry because at MDICA,
we make implants affordable---typically half the price
of conventional implant treatment. This affordability
also enables people to expand their treatment options,
allowing some to realize their dream of fixed bridgework
instead of removable dentures. Because mini
dental implants require less bone, this option eliminates
the need for expensive, time-consuming bone graft procedures.
How are Mini Dental Implants Placed?
Placement of the implants is accomplished
quickly and easily in a process performed in the dentist's
office, with local anesthesia or a light sedation to
help make you more comfortable. Using a precise,
controlled, minimally-invasive surgical technique, Mini
Dental Implants are placed into the jawbone. The heads
of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide
a strong, solid foundation for securing your dentures
or fixed crown and bridgework. It is a one-step procedure
that requires no sutures, and most people begin using
their teeth the same day. This is a major advantage
over conventional implants which typically require multiple
visits, multiple surgeries, and months of healing.
Dental Implants have been used successfully
for many years. The implant itself is a post that is
surgically placed in the jaw. A prosthesis (artificial
tooth or teeth) is then attached to the post. Our office
performs the entire procedure.
What are Dental Implants Used For?
There are two basic uses for Dental Implants:
As an artificial root for a single tooth replacement.
As anchors for a fixed or removable prosthesis
to replace multiple teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
With the exception of your natural teeth,
nothing looks more natural than an implant. One important
benefit of implants is that they slow the shrinking
of bone and gum tissue from the area of the missing
tooth, thus preventing premature aging.
Of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64, approximately
49% are missing at least one tooth.
Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement
system ever devised.
More than nine out of ten implants last longer
than 15 years.
Dental implants never develop decay.
Dental implants never require root canals.
Dental implants preserve the jawbone, which can
prevent premature aging.
No one can be disqualified for implant treatment
solely because of their age -- some patients receive
implant treatment when they are in their nineties!
What are Mini Implants?
Mini dental implants are very strong, small,
titanium screws that are approximately the size
of wooden toothpicks. They can be used to anchor
a bridge or denture, or for single tooth replacement.
will first do an exam or consultation to determine
how many mini-implants you will need. Then under
mild anesthesia the mini-implants are gently
placed. If you have a denture it is then created
to fit over and "snap" onto the implants,
resulting in a tight fitting denture that doesn't
"float" around the mouth interfering
with speech and trapping food underneath.
The gum is gently folded back and
a space is prepared for the implant to be placed.
The dental implant "anchor"
is put into place.
A temporary cap is placed on the
implant and the gum tissue is repositioned around
the implant. The implant is left alone for several
months so the bone can attach to the implant and
create a secure anchor.
After the implant has had a chance
to attach to the bone tissue, the temporary cap
is removed from the anchor and a post is attached
to the anchor.
The implant is now ready for a prosthesis.
An impression is taken of the implant and the
appropriate prosthesis (crown,
bridge or overdenture)
The prosthesis is then attached
to the implant(s).
Considering a Dental Implant?
If you are considering a dental implant,
contact us for an evaluation
appointment. We will perform an evaluation to determine
whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant.
If you are a good candidate for an implant, we will
provide you with further information to help you decide.
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