Miniature dental implants are innovated, developed and patented by Dr Omid Allan. They were manufactured with participation of a German based implant manufacturer under European CE standards. Their use will change the extensive traumatic surgical procedures for placing standard implants with a much simpler, easier and minimally invasive technique.
The standard implants have diameters from 3.5 mm or higher and their insertion will require surgical procedures to expose the bone and extensive drilling of the bone. In many cases, the alveolar bone is very thin which may not allow placing standard implants unless additional bone grafting procedure are considered.
The Miniature implants are self-advancing narrow implants which can be inserted in the bone using a minimally invasive technique which makes their insertion much less invasive and traumatic to the bone, without needing extensive bone grafting and extensive surgical procedures. The patients will recover much faster, with less post- operative pain and swellings and lesser risk of surgical complications.
The Miniature implants are made of titanium alloy like other standard dental implants. The major difference of miniature implants in comparison to standard implants is their diameter and not the material.
The miniature implants are made in one-piece form unlike the standard implants. This feature can minimise chance of microleakage between implant and abutment which can minimise the risk of bone loss around the implants in long term, meaning healthier tissue around implants.
Mini Dental Implants have been used for multiple dental application. They have been mainly used to improve retention of complete dentures, replacing missing anterior teeth with fixed restorations and to assist with Orthodontic treatments. However, the new design allows their application for restoring multiple missing teeth and full arch rehabilitation.