Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Joy Donovan | 2012-03-03

Q.

mini-implants

Why are mini-implants not more widely used and promoted in South Africa, considering that they are a quarter of the price of regular implants, work the same, have the same minimal failure rate and are implanted immediately following extractions, all in one visit?

Mini-implants were FDA-approved back in the 1990''s for long-term use, following 20 years of safe and satisfactory use as temporary implants. Yet no one here seems to have heard of them.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

sorry haven't heard of mini-implants either

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012-03-05

sorry haven't heard of mini-implants either

Reply to dental expert
Posted by: m | 2012-03-03

Some dentists sell the most expensive implant system for patients to maximise profit and not necessary the most suitable
for the patient.

Mini implants are not for every patient

Reply to m

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