Mini dental implants are an alternative to traditional implants, usually used when a smaller fixture is needed to fit into a narrow space in the mouth. Due to their size, incisors and smaller teeth are great candidates for mini dental implants.
Like their larger counterparts, mini dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and provide secure points on which to attach dentures. Dentures that are secured with mini implants make it easier to talk, eat, speak and Smiles without the fear of something going wrong.
Mini dental implants are about half the size of traditional implants. They can even be used by patients with significant bone loss in cases where traditional implants might not be an option. Due to their size, mini dental implants heal faster, have shorter procedure times and are in general less invasive.
Whereas traditional dental implants have a screw hole where various fixtures can be attached, mini dental implants have a small ball-shaped portion where prosthetics are attached. This creates a very stable base for dentures, making the fixtures less prone to unwanted movement without you having to deal with messy adhesives.
These mini dental implants are much quicker and easier to install than the traditional option and can often be performed during one office session. Due to the methods and placement of mini dental implants, there is very little post-op discomfort, and the recovery time for the average patient is incredibly quick.
While there are many options for you to get the Smiles you’ve dreamed of, mini implants are an increasingly popular option for rejuvenation. However, having a qualified dentist help make that determination is essential for getting the results you want. Are mini dental implants right for you? Schedule an appointment today and let us help you find out.