If you’ve considered dental implants before, chances are you may have heard about mini dental implants. But what exactly are they and how are they different from regular dental implants, and which one would be the best choice for you? Read on to find out what exactly are mini dental implants.
About half the size of regular dental implants, mini dental implants are generally used for smaller teeth in your mouth. Although not always the case, many good candidates for mini dental implants lack the proper bone requirements for regular dental implants. You need an adequate amount of bone in your jaw to be able to properly support the implant. When this is impossible with regular dental implants, mini dental implants may be a great option for you.
Mini dental implants are also less expensive than regular dental implants. This is because the procedure does not require surgery, several dentist visits, or a screw. The anchors are placed directly in the jaw with a small hole and can stabilize your dentures and give you a full range of functionality as these mini implants can sustain a surprising amount of pressure and weight. Most mini dental implants can be installed in one simple visit, and most patients report no pain after the procedure is finished.
Faster Healing Time
Since the procedure is not as invasive and does not require a screw drilled down into your jaw, the healing time is much faster for mini dental implants than it is for regular dental implants. Of course certain healing factors still apply and you’ll need to be in good health without any gum disease and hopefully no smoking, but otherwise, your bone requirements are minimal and you should be able to easily heal up afterwards. This will help in the future too because you’ll now be able to enjoy your teeth
without worrying about food being caught in your dentures or things sliding around.
Mini dental implants can be a great alternative for regular dental implants, especially if you lack the proper bone requirements in your jaw to sustain regular dental implants. With a small size, low cost, and fast healing time, mini dental implants are a great option for a wider smile.