If you are considering replacing your missing teeth and would love to have a non-removable solution without complicated and painful surgery, you will be pleased to know that keyhole mini dental implants have provided consistent successful results for hundreds of patients in our practice since the first patient was treated by Dr. Joseph Shohmelian in 2003 using this conservative modern method to replace missing teeth with porcelain crowns supported by titanium implants.


Because of this proven method of treatment, there is no need for anyone to live with missing teeth any longer.  


Let's Take A Quick Look At The Most Common Options Offered By Dentists To Replace Missing Teeth:  


1.  A removable acrylic or metal partial denture with visible retainer wires
(image 1 above)
2. A porcelain bridge which would require permanent and irreversible damage t
o your adjacent teeth (image 2 above)
3.  A conventional dental implant which requires surgery  and  a healing period of up to 
6 months to complete (image 3 above)
4.  A conservative keyhole mini dental implant which does not require surgery, is virtually painless, d
oes not damage adjacent teeth

     and allows for completion of treatment within just a few weeks ..... and at reduced cost. (image 4 above)




Simplified Keyhole Mini Dental Implant techniques use narrow diameter implants which are inserted through a very minimal

entry point through the gum measuring 1.1-2.4mms. They are the most ideal and economical method to replace missing teeth

with non-removable porcelain crowns and bridges, both for a single tooth or an entire jaw.


The advancements in treatments since 2003 have brought about a revolution in implant dentistry that has made the replacement 

of missing teeth possible for more patients than ever before, especially for those who fit into the following categories: 


1. Patients with narrow bony ridges and who have been advised that they need bone grafts before implants

2. Those who have medical conditions and cannot be treated with conventional implants

3. Patients who have a gagging problem and cannot tolerate removable false teeth

4. Patients who have dentures which show unsightly metal clasps  

5. Patients who simply cannot afford other options

 




TREATMENT EXAMPLES


REPLACEMENT OF A MISSING PREMOLAR TOOTH WITH A KEYHOLE MINI IMPLANT AND A PORCELAIN CROWN

Treatment time is 2-3 weeks: 

          - First appointment takes 1 hour for local anaesthesia, implant placement and fabrication of an acrylic temporary tooth.  

          - Second appointment takes 30 minutes for crown cementation. Anaesthesia is not required. 




           













REPLACEMENT OF A LARGE ACRYLIC PARTIAL DENTURE THAT CARRIED JUST ONE TOOTH AND COVERED
MOST OF THE PALATE,  POTENTIALLY RISKING DECAY OF MOST OF THE BACK TEETH

Two Visit Treatment 






























REPLACING  A LARGE ACRYLIC DENTURE WITH A NON-REMOVABLE PORCELAIN BRIDGE 

  Treatment Time 4 -6 Weeks



                   


                 





















  

Removable denture seated in palate.                         Missing front tooth viewed without denture.                   The denture with a single tooth.

Non-removable porcelain teeth supported by implants.                                               Front view of new non-removable teeth.               

Keyhole mini implant in position.                                  Porcelain crown attached to implant.                     Front view of porcelain crown on implant

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Removable denture seated in upper jaw.                                                                Missing teeth viewed without denture.                 

               The entry point                                                 The implant in the gum                           The final porcelain tooth