Mono Dental Implant Details

Good morning. I’m Dr. Todd Shatkin, and welcome to this Monday Morning Minute. I want to continue today talking about our new mono dental implants. They’re available now on the shelves and ready to ship, so give us a call and try them out.

This is a diagram of what a simple mono implant would look like. This one here would be a 3.0 diagram diameter. As you can see, it’s got very aggressive thread design. It’s got a polished collar that is 2 mm in diameter, and that’s where it’s bendable. And then it’s got an abutment end that would be at the soft tissue. And this could be prepped if you need to prep it. It can be also bend into whatever angle you want. It will bend at the collar from whichever direction you need to bend it. You use the ratchet driver to bend it, like we do with the mini implants that we have been doing for many years. The difference is that these are specifically designed to be bent at that collar. Now, it doesn’t mean you want to bend it more than one time. You want to just bend it one direction into the angle that you choose and leave it. Okay?

Now, these implants come in a 3.0, a 3.3, a 3.75, and a 4.2 millimeter diameter. And all of them taper to a very sharp point and are very, very strong. You don’t have to worry about breaking these implants when you bend them, unless, of course, you bend them more than once. That’s not the plan. Just one bend to the direction you want it to be in and leave it. Now, I’ve been using these now for several months, and I can tell you that I really like them. 

Now, I’m really excited about these larger diameter monos, the 3.3, the 3.75, the 4.2, especially for those Molar sites where you want to have one larger implant. Keep in mind that anything 30 or larger is considered a conventional diameter implant for billing purposes. So you use the Ada code for conventional implants when you bill it to insurance companies or when you post it to the patient’s account. Anything under 3.0 is considered a small diameter or a mini dental implant. So our 2.0 and our 2.5 millimeter designs would fall into that category. But if you go to a 3.0 or a 3.3, or 3.75, or 4.2, those are considered conventional implants. Okay?

So with this system, it’s important to understand that the measurement of the threads are slightly different. Okay? When we say if this particular implant is a 13 millimeter implant, that means that the threads right here are 13. We have a 3.5 millimeter collar. So keep in mind that the total length to the abutment is 16.5. That’s very important because it’s measured differently from how we measure the mini implants. The mini implants, if you recall, include the collar and the overall length the mono implants do not. These are measured more similar to conventional length implants, which measure just the thread portion of the implant. So keep that in mind when you’re measuring and making decisions on what length you use.

Of course, if you use Shatkin First consulting services, we’ll help you make those decisions for you. And of course, we can still make surgical guide stents for these implants as well. So just send your cases in and we’ll be happy to do that. Now, another thing I want to mention is what diameter pilot drill do you use for these? For the 30 and the 33, I use the 1.5 millimeter pilot drill. Occasionally we’ll use a 2.0 if it’s dense bone, but usually for the 30 and 33, we just use the 1.5. For the three seven five, we go up to a 2.0 and then the 2.5. Occasionally, but usually it’s just the 2.0, but in dense bone will go to a 2.5. And for the 4.2 millimeter diameter implant, we’ll usually use up to the 2.5 and occasionally will go up to a larger diameter pilot drill of a 3.2. So all of those drills should be available to you.

But it’s very rare that we need to go up to the 3.2. Typically, we use the 1.5, the 20 and the 25 as our primary pilot drills for all of these four diameter implants. I hope this information was helpful and I encourage you to give us a call and order your starter kit of the mono dental implants. You are absolutely going to love these. There’s no question in my mind. And we’re doing a starter special. If you buy ten, we’ll give you all the instrumentation free, plus the three drills that you need. So so I look forward to having you back next time on the Monday Morning Minute. Have a great week.