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Mini Dental Implants

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Mini dental implants are an innovative dental implant technology to help restore your smile. An alternative to traditional dental implants, they’re smaller and easier to place in tight spaces. That means if you’re not a good candidate for traditional dental implants due to bone loss in your jaw, mini dental implants may still work for you.

What are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are designed to offer the same function as traditional dental implants; the biggest difference is the size and structure. They are generally smaller than 3mm in size, whereas traditional implants are much larger. Because they’re smaller, they require less jawbone to properly fuse.

Mini dental implants – just like traditional dental implants – involve surgically placing one or more titanium screws into the patient’s jawbone as a permanent anchor to affix a prosthetic tooth or dental device. Once they’ve successfully fused, they offer strength and feel that’s as close as you can get to natural teeth.

Are Mini Dental Implants the Best Option for Me?

Understanding your options is key to choosing the right implant for you. If you’re not a candidate for traditional dental implants due to loss of jawbone, mini dental implants may be a great option for you to consider. 

Some of the advantages of mini dental implants compared to traditional dental implants are:

  • Procedure is usually less expensive than traditional implants
  • Less invasive than traditional implant surgery
  • Requires less bone volume and density for successful placement
  • Exceptional long-term stability and strength
  • Feels as close to natural teeth as you can find
  • Permanent solution
  • Safe and highly effective

Why Should You Get Mini Dental Implants?

Replacing missing teeth with implants does more than just make it easier to chew, speak, and smile. It also improves your overall oral health. That’s because they provide a degree of stimulation that’s crucial for maintaining the health of the jawbone. Dental implants help prevent further loss of bone density.

If you’re dealing with tooth loss, it’s not so much a matter of whether you should replace them with dental implants. It’s a question of which type of dental implant is right for you. Traditional dental implants require a lot of bone density for proper adhesion. If you don’t have enough bone density, mini dental implants may be a viable option for you.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Understanding all your options when considering if dental implants are right for you should be the first thing you take care of. Scheduling a consultation with a dental implant specialist to understand your particular needs is highly recommended. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss all available options, dental implant costs, healing time, and the expected final result. As this is a specialized oral surgery that can dramatically affect your comfort and appearance for years to come, careful consideration should be given to your choice of specialist.

Dental implants are a proven, dependable, and comfortable solution to replacing missing teeth and Swiss Denture & Implant Center has helped thousands of patients for over 30 years. Call us today to schedule a dental implant consultation to find out which options are best for you!

Mini Dental Implant FAQs

Got questions? We’ve got answers! If you don’t see your question here, give us a call and speak with a knowledgeable expert.

Q. How Much Do Mini Implants Cost?

Every person’s mouth is different and every dental procedure will be different because of this. It’s impossible to say how much your mini dental implants will cost without first having a consultation. After a consultation, your trusted dentist will be able to discuss all of your options with you and provide a more accurate estimate of how much everything will cost.

Check out our article on how much dental implants cost for more information, or give us a call to schedule your consultation today.

Q. How Do Mini Implants Work?

Mini dental implants are surgically implanted in your jawbone with a titanium screw. They are immediately usable, but there’s a recovery period of a few months during which the implant fuses with the jaw to provide additional stability. They’re intended to work just like your natural teeth and they’re as close as you can get in terms of look and feel.

Q. How Long Do Mini Implants Last?

Mini dental implants are designed to be a permanent restoration. They’re not supposed to be removed, and with good oral hygiene and regular checkups with your dentist, they will be a permanent fixture in your mouth. 

Q. Should You Get Mini Dental Implants or Traditional Dental Implants?

If you’re dealing with tooth loss, it’s not so much a matter of whether you should replace them with dental implants. It’s a question of which type of dental implant is right for you. Traditional dental implants require a lot of bone density for proper adhesion. Some people have already lost too much bone density for conventional dental implants to be an option.

For these people, mini dental implants may be viable. Mini implants can also help support prosthetic devices such as dentures.

Every mouth is different, of course, and a consultation performed by a skilled dental surgeon can help you decide which treatment is best for you. 

Q. What are the Risks of Mini Dental Implants?

The risks are much the same as with traditional dental implants. There is a possibility that the implant will fail, though because it’s a smaller implant than traditional implants, there’s less surface area needed, and therefore the risk is slightly lower.

It is not advisable to use mini dental implants to support a single tooth crown or bridge long term because the loading forces are too great on these smaller sized implants. Therefore, you will have more options for utilizing the traditional dental implant in the future versus the mini dental implant which has limitations due to its one-piece configuration and lack of size and strength.