Mini Dental Implants Pros and Cons

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Dental ImplantsMini dental implants have quickly reached a mainstream tipping point. This oral health care solution is distinct from a regular dental implant in that it is much smaller in size. However, the implant post is nearly the same length in each system. The mini dental implant’s diameter is more narrow. Mini dental implants consist of the industry’s best medical grade titanium alloy. We build the mini dental implant so the post and abutment are together in a single piece.

Here is an in-depth look at the pros and cons of mini dental implants. Review these advantages and disadvantages, compare them to other possible solutions and make the best choice for your unique oral healthcare challenges. We will help determine the most effective treatment during an appointment.

The Small Size of Mini Dental Implants can Help

The diminutive size of a mini dental implant makes it the optimal solution for a mouth that has limited available space. As an example, a lower incisor in the front of the mouth is often so small that it proves too difficult to place a regular sized dental implant in the gap. A mini dental implant allows for the comfortable restoration of the tooth.

Mini Dental Implants Secure Loose Dentures

Mini dental implants are especially helpful when it comes to securing loose dentures, especially the partial variety. Dentures can cause too many issues by falling out or leading to resorption, which weakens the jaw. The mini dental implant has special attachments that can fit on the fitting surface attachments. We can fit the dentures soon after the insertion of the implants in the jaw.

Choose Mini Dental Implants and You Will Not Have to Worry About Invasive Surgery

Mini dental implants require a minimally invasive surgery. There is no need to make a sizable incision along the gum like the type necessary for a traditional implant placement. We can then position the implant post right through the gum tissue to the bone.

This approach minimizes the healing time and reduces the chances of side effects. We can complete the placement of mini dental implants in as little as one visit. The healing time is surprisingly short and there is little discomfort throughout the entire process.

Mini Dental Implant Cons

While mini dental implants are garnering attention for their efficiency and reliability, there are few cons of note. This is an effective oral health solution that is difficult to criticize yet some claim that patients who grind their teeth are not the best candidates for mini dental implants.

Grinding can wear down the implants long before the potential date that we predict. Furthermore, mini dental implants require vertical bone for support. If there is inadequate vertical bone or bone loss, mini dental implants cannot be used.

Interested in Mini Dental Implants? Contact Us Today

If you are intrigued by mini dental implants, reach out to us to schedule an appointment. We can answer all of your oral health care questions, address your concerns and provide you with the treatment you need.

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