IMTEC MDI Implants
The long-term solution for loose dentures.
- MDI is a 5-step technique compared to customary 30-step procedures for conventional implant placements and restorations.
- MDI implants are placed via very basic protocol.
- MDI's can be used as temporary or long term-fixtures.
- Extremely well tolerated, efficient and timely procedure for the patient.
- Dentist and patient benefit by cost savings.
- An excellent service that can be delivered at a reasonable cost.
- Small diameter (1.8mm) implants requiring a 5-step procedure.
- Ideal for those eligible patients who cannot afford a full-sized implant system.
- MDI implants can be loaded immediately after placement.
Mini Dental Implants, also known as the MDI, are ultra-small biocompatible titanium alloy implant screws. A Manhattan dentist by the name of Victor I. Sendax designed and started utilizing his innovative technique over 20 years ago. In 1998, Dr. Sendax, approached Dr. Ronald A. Bulard, who had previously formed the IMTEC Corporation, with his new implant concept. Convinced they were onto something special, Drs. Sendax and Bulard spent countless hours of studying and refining Dr. Sendax’s original creative design. Dr. Bulard recommended adding a single one-piece o-ball to Dr. Sendax’s design. With Dr. Bulard’s enhancements and Dr. Sendax’s patented insertion protocol, the IMTEC Sendax MDI was created.
The MDI consists of a miniature 1.8mm titanium/alloy implant that acts like the root of a tooth and a retaining fixture containing an o-ring that is incorporated into the base of a patient’s denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball and the retaining fixture acts like a socket. The o-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the patient’s gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.
If you suffer from loose dentures or are considering dental implants as a long-term solution, please call our conveniently located Gettysburg dental office today at (717) 778-4268 for more information or to schedule your consultation.