Dental implants are the standard method for replacing missing or damaged teeth. Alternative methods like dentures can slip when eating or talking. Traditional implants are a much more permanent and fixed solution.
While traditional implants will provide you will the most stable solution, mini implants are a great option if you don’t have sufficient jawbone to hold traditional implants. However, we also offer bone grafting in our office so your jawbone can support regular implants.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are the most permanent dental restoration, over dental crowns and dental bridges. The screw is driven into the bone, and a bone graft can be used if there isn’t enough structure present to adhere to. Then, the abutment is attached, and the crown is attached to the abutment.
The Difference between dental implants and mini implants
Smaller than traditional implants, mini implants require less bone to fuse with. Your gums will take less time to heal with mini implants. This means we can place your new artificial teeth the same day!
Mini implants are made of one piece instead of two. There is no separate abutment to screw on top of the implant base. The top of the mini implant sticks up through your gum to secure your new teeth.
Mini Implant Care
Taking good care of your new mini implants will help them last a long time, and help to avoid dental implant failure. We provide all the guidelines to optimize your healing, recommending a specialized oral routine that helps maximize the lifespan of your mini implants.
What is the average cost of mini dental implants?
The average cost of a mini dental implant can be between $500 and $1,500. This can be much less than a traditional implant that could cost between $4,000 and $5,000.
Are mini dental implants permanent?
Mini implants are fairly new and have only come into widespread use within the last few years. Their long-term durability has not been studied extensively.
What is the difference between a dental implant and a mini implant?
A traditional dental implant generally has a diameter of 3 to 6mm. A mini dental implant is typically half of the size of a traditional one, making it 1.5mm to 3mm.
How long does it take for mini dental implants to heal?
You can often receive your mini dental implants and your dental restorations in a single procedure. Alternatively, a traditional implant can take months to heal.
What are the advantages of mini dental implants?
They look and feel like your own teeth. They also feel more comfortable than dentures. Mini dental implants are also easier to eat with. Thye are also a more durable solution. Mini dental implants are also easier to care for.