Mini dental implants offer exceptional benefits to patients and dental practices. They are minimally invasive and conservative in nature. Immediate results with minimal discomfort are well received by patients and the significant reduction in chair time versus conventional implants presents efficiency in treatment to the dental practice. Wide patient acceptance of the recommended mini dental implant treatment plan, from the substantial reduction in treatment costs as compared to conventional implants, means the dental practice has the opportunity to create a sizable new revenue stream.
One use of mini dental implants is the replacement of a missing tooth instead of the three-unit bridge, which is the most common lab procedure. The single mini dental implant supported crown preserves adjacent healthy dentition and prevents damage to natural teeth and the inevitable future replacement with a bridge. One such mini dental implant is the 2.5-mm diameter Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. One Piece Mini Dental Implant. Designed for single tooth and multiple tooth replacements, the 2.5-mm diameter Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. One Piece Mini Dental Implant features the BLOSSOM® thread design at the apical portion and a prepable, tapered abutment head. This implant can be used in areas where conventional implants cannot be placed, giving the general dentist an affordable treatment option to the patient.
The BLOSSOM® thread design features a fully integrated tapping configuration that is evenly spaced and distributed along the implant. As a result, BLOSSOM® implant placement lowers insertion torque while increasing initial stability. Users of this implant appreciate the ease of insertion and the simplicity of the one piece design. The OSSEAN® bio-active surface scientifically compresses the healing time and accelerates the degree of osseointegration, which provides for a higher potential for successful long-term results with the implant.
The Shatkin F.I.R.S.T implant is obtainable in 13-mm and 15-mm widths in lengths 10 to 18-mm with available manual driver, contra angle handpiece driver and lab components. A one-piece healing cap is available for a temporary restoration. Dental practice owners and managers from around North America agree that mini dental implants add tremendous value to their practices!