Mini dental implants are similar to traditional implants but are normally used for smaller spaces or patients that naturally have smaller teeth. Mini implants are smaller in size compared to traditional implants, and because they are smaller are a less expensive option.
The abutment and anchor are made of one piece and are smaller. Once this piece is installed in the jaw, the crown is then secured on top. With mini implants the tops protrude out of the gums, and this provides the base for crowns or dentures.
Mini implants are a faster procedure compared to traditional implants. They are durable and a good permanent solution for patients with smaller spaces or smaller teeth. Recovery time is less with mini dental implants, and patients can return to their daily routine shortly after the procedure.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants:
- The procedure is not as involved compared to the traditional implant procedure.
- Bone grafting is usually not needed with mini dental implants, and this helps with cost and recovery.
- The implants are smaller, and so is the crown used so they usually cost less compared to traditional dental implants.
Mini implants are durable and reliable just like traditional dental implants. Our team will meet with each patient to determine if they are a good candidate for mini dental implants. We want our patients to get the smile they have always dreamed of, and will work with each patient to discuss all options available.
If you are interested in finding out more about how mini dental implants can benefit you, contact Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS to schedule your appointment.