Mini dental implants are about half the size of a regular dental implant. This smaller scale implant can be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow, tight space, mini implants are perfect because of their smaller size.
The main use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and can serve as the base of the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for each tooth, an entire lower or upper denture can be directly attached to the gum line.
The small size of mini implants often means that no incision is required to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the jawbone. This eliminates the need for an extended recovery period. Mini implant restorations can usually be placed right away without the waiting period.
Lastly, mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call our office today to set up your consultation.