Seapoint Micro Implants
Click-tite™ Micro Implant Technology (MIT)
Seapoint Clinic's Click-tite™ Micro Implant Technology is the most gentle type of implant available. It can be placed with minimal discomfort, stitches or bleeding in one simple visit. Most patients experience little or no discomfort after this procedure. These innovative implants are placed in a keyhole fashion directly through the gum so that they are easily placed and suitable for anyone who is missing all their teeth. These implants will still allow slight movement of the denture but are much more retentive than pastes. These are an excellent way to make loose dentures more secure and to preserve your jawbone and facial features.
Micro implants consist of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and an O-ring that is incorporated into the base of your denture. This makes your denture much more stable and stops it moving or coming out when you talk or eat. It allows small movement of the denture but will not allow the denture to fall out unless you choose to remove it. It allows you to chew all sorts of foods again that you may not have had in years such as steak, apples and even chewing gum.
Is the Micro Dental Implant safe?
Yes. The FDA has approved Micro Implants as a long-term item. As they are so small they are very easily placed and so cause very little discomfort. They are regularly placed in people of advanced age as they are so gently placed.
When can Micro Dental Implants be used?
Micro implants can function as long-term supporting structures. In fact, some have been successfully functioning in patients' jaws for several decades. In the past several years, some clinicians have been using Micro Implants for single tooth replacements and in crown and bridge cases. We only use them for making dentures more stable where they have the highest success rate.
What's the primary use for Micro Dental Implants?
The most effective use of this unique dental product is securing a lower denture. There are millions of people worldwide who are lacking teeth who struggle daily with loose teeth. Uniquely, the Micro Implants can be utilized to stabilise a denture in a couple of hours at the Seapoint Clinic with the patient leaving the clinic with a stabilised prosthesis.
How can Micro Dental Implants help denture wearers?
Micro Implants are placed in a painless procedure and require only a mild local anaesthetic. The Micro Implants, which are approximately the size of wooden toothpicks, are placed about five millimetres apart. The patient's denture is then carefully adjusted to allow it to clip onto the four micro implants. The result? A tight fitting, completely reliable system that allows a patient to speak and eat with confidence. The Micro Dental Implants are placed in about an hour. Because of the unique, minimally invasive procedure, the minute size of the implants, and where they are placed, the typical Micro Dental Implant patient could enjoy a light meal the same day as having the mini implants placed. A denture patient who has had his or her prosthesis stabilized with Micro Implants can remove and replace the denture easily after a little practice, and can easily utilise good dental hygiene.
How much do these Micro-Implants cost?
The cost varies depending on the size and number and complexity of the case. If you have health insurance you may well be entitled to get the treatment completely free of charge. Micro Implants cost less than regular implants generally and are a very inexpensive way to secure a denture. Check out our pricing page for details of the cost.
Why should I get micro implants done at the Seapoint Clinic?
We have been placing Micro Implants (and regular implants) for years and have a great deal of experience and education in the area. We have changed many people’s lives with these remarkable devices. If you would like to talk to someone who has been through this procedure please contact our Implant Treatment Co-ordinator who can put you in touch with real patients who are happy to share their experiences.