All dental implants, not just a mini dental implants must be treated with great respect. The surfaces that are inserted into the jawbone must not be contaminated or this will interfere with osseo-integration. Osseo-integration is the term used to describe the fusing of the jawbone to the pure, uncontaminated oxidized titanium surface of a dental implant. If a dental implant touches anything that could cause contamination during the surgical placement step, that dental implant should be discarded and a new one used.
The mini dental implant seen in this photo is still in its sterile packaging. The surface will not make contact with anything other than the patients jawbone prior to placement. This procedure was completed without complication and the patient has been chewing on his crown supported by this dental implant for more than 6 months prior to this posting.
You can see my companion website, www.DentalImplantsCost.us for more information including the current cost of dental implants in my Palm Harbor, Tampa FL area dentist office.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A