The IMTEC Sendax Mini Dental Implant that Dr. Gillespie uses was developed by Dr. Victor Sendax and the IMTEC Corporation. These mini implants are 1.8mm in diameter and are made of a titanium alloy. These “small wonders” were developed in order to provide greater denture stability for patients who cannot withstand the rigors of traditional implant surgery, do not have enough bone to allow for full-sized implants to be placed, or are in on-going therapy from one prosthetic system to another. The non-surgical mini dental implant technology allows for a minimally invasive implant placement technique. There is no gum flapping or sutures as there is with conventional implants. This in turn leads to a much quicker recovery time, and diminished soreness of the gums. The time between implant placement and actual placement of a crown or denture with the traditional implants can be as long as six (6) months, whereas your crown or denture can be placed on the Mini Dental Implant the same day as the implant placement. In fact you can get your MDIs placed in the morning in a matter of an hour, and enjoy your favorite lunch the same day with minimal soreness. This is completely out of the question with the conventional implants. In summation, one may say that the Mini Dental Implant system is one of the most significant advances in modern dentistry in the past 25 years. Dr. Gillespie uses the latest technology and provides affordable dentures, dental implants and mini dental implants in Mt Pleasant SC and Charleston SC.