Is it difficult to get 6 mini dental implant o-ball attachments to line up for an upper full denture plate?
Several mini dental implants in the upper jaw with more than 5 degrees of divergence (off angles)
Is it sometimes hard for patients to line up that many snaps and figure out how to get the denture fully seated?
Well.....sometimes yes. As the dentist we have to put the mini dental implant where the bone is, or do another surgical procedure to make the bone ready to have all parallel mini dental implants. To make it clear, most of my patients decline to have this additional procedure done and we work with what bone is available.
As the patient the answer is sometimes yes as well.
Transistor and the socket it fits in. You can imagine how difficult it becomes to line up the pins to fit into the socket if they are not all in line. Even with one off angle you have to figure out which one goes in first to make the pin and socket fit together. Very similar to the upper denture and 6 mini dental implants.
But hang on....now with the new Zest SaturnO-ring its a bit easier to handle off angle mini dental implants. These new o-rings allow for up to 30 degree of correction between mini implants. This is possible due to the housing having a Titanium Nitride race that allows the rubber o-ring to pivot inside.
OCO Biomedical should have the Zest SaturnO-rings available to ship. I have tried them and am sold on their ability to make snap in dentures easier for both the mini implant dentist and patient. These o-rings will fit on most mini dental implants, (IMTEC MDI, Intra Lock, Hiossen,OCO etc...)
Paresh B Patel DDS Dental Implants Charlotte NC