Drew A. Shulman, DMD, MAGD

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Mini Dental Implants

Talk, laugh, sing, and eat with confidence again:

The 3M Denture Attachment System is a revolutionary denture technology that works with your current dentures. They snap out, snap in, and stay put with absolutely no messy pastes or adhesives.

* Bite into an apple and eat steak again.

* Uses your surrent dentures in most cases.

* No major surgery or long recovery.

* A fraction of the cost of more invasive options.

3M Denture Attachment System:

1. Miniature posts are placed along your gum line.

2. Metal receptacles are embedded in the base of your current dentures.

3. O-rings in the receptacles lock onto the posts, securing dentures in place.

4. Your dentures snap out, they snap in, they stay put.

Answers to Common Questions:

How exactly does this system work?

A certified dentist performs a procedure in which miniature posts are placed in your gums. These posts snap into small O-ring receptacles retro-fitted into your existing denture. This mini dental implant (MDI) system secures your dentures firmly in place while also allowing them to be snapped out and in again.

What is the procedure like?

The procedure is usually completed in a single appointment lasting just over an hour. You may have some discomfort for up to 48 hours, which is typically treated with ibuprofen or other over the counter medications. Unlike more invasive options, this won't require months of painful recovery.

What is the cost?

Typically, the cost ranges from $4,000 - $6,000. A fraction of the cost of conventional full-sized implants- which can be anywhere from $12,000 to $30,000. Insurance may cover some of the cost. Talk to us about payment options including CareCredit and Lending Club.

Will this system work for me?

This is a revolutionary system ideal for many denture patients. Some patients may not have the proper bone structure for these or any other dental implant. Only a certified dentist can confirm whether or not you are a candidate, but this system is a great option for patients:

* With full upper, full lower or partial dentures

* Intimidated by the cost and long recovery time of full-sized implants

* Without enough bone to allow for full-sized implants

Is this a new system?

No. The 3M Denture Attachment System, also known as the 3M Mini Dental Implant (MDI) System, was developed over ten years ago and thousands of people all over the country have experienced its lasting rewards.

What about care and maintenance?

Continue getting regular checkups with your dentist following the procedure. Over time your dentist may need to replace the O-rings in your dentures to help them work as well as they should. As with all dental implants, there is a risk the implant will not osseintegrate and there is the potential for fracture of the implant. Only a certified dentist can confirm whether or not you are a candidate.

Schedule a consultation today.

Come in for a free consultation. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have and discuss the risks and benefits with you.

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(215) 969-8080

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Drew A. Shulman, DMD, MAGD
2417 Welsh Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114
General Info: (215) 969-8080

 Call for an appointment:
(215) 969-8080

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