What Are Mini Implants?
Mini implants are especially thin implants. Their noticeably smaller diameter reduces the required amount of bone for a patient to qualify for their implantation. They are made of titanium, a material that human bone fuses well with. Mini implants are placed directly into your bone through your gums; which prevents post-procedure tenderness while healing.
Mini implants are usually produced as one unit compared to two connecting parts. They have little ball sockets used to secure dentures or bridges. Recently, mini implants have also started to be offered with a replaceable top.
Mini implants were originally used to secure bridges, and now their use extends to aiding orthodontics, securing dentures, and even securing thin crowns to restore front teeth.
Benefits of Mini Implants at Dental by Design
- Faster procedure: It usually takes around an hour. Clients do not need to wait to start using the implants for dental treatment.
- Faster, more comfortable recovery: Compared to traditional implants, patients report how surprised they are with post-operation comfort.
- Hope for clients with bone loss: You may avoid a bone graft procedure and receive the same benefits.
- Less waiting: Get your dentures or bridge in immediately to help secure the implants together and heal.
- Fresher breath: With implant-secured dentures, far less food can make its way between your dentures and gums to foul your breath.
How Do Mini Implants Work?
A mini implant is placed into your bone directly through your gums. Your dental treatment will proceed on the same day, thanks to their secure screw design. Your gums will heal quickly, but your bone will take several months to fully fuse and integrate with the titanium that the mini dentures are made of.
Once osseointegration takes place, your mini dentures will be as rock solid as the root of natural teeth. They will be able to support single-tooth crowns, bridges, or dentures; and they can also provide leverage for orthodontics. Most mini implants are intended to be permanent, and they fulfill their purpose well.
Can I Use Mini Implants With Dentures?
Mini implants are a popular option for securing dentures. Four mini implants are usually used to secure one arch of dentures, for as few as 8 implants total.
Mini implants are a good option for partial dentures, as well. When dentures are secured by an implant, they do not need to be attached to your existing teeth or gums as traditional bridges or dentures do. This secure hold on your jawbone avoids any wear or damage on your gums and jaw that might come with denture glue.
Why People Love Mini Dental Implants
Convenience. Mini dental implants have a much shorter wait time between installation and use. Thanks to their screw design, you can get a mini implant inserted into your bone within one hour, and immediately put a restored tooth or dentures on it.
Cost. Mini dental implants usually cost less than traditional implants. The former are usually made as one solid piece, which is more efficient. They are also smaller, so they contain less precious metal. No oral surgery is necessary for their placement, which makes sedation dentistry optional.
Criterion. The bone mass required to secure a mini dental implant is noticeably less than for traditional implants. Many patients who may already suffer from bone atrophy can receive mini implants without a bone graft; which saves both money and time.
Comfort. The way that mini implants are inserted into the jaw bone generally feels much better on our patient’s gums compared to traditional implants. Our patients all have access to pain medications after their procedure. Many have not taken them, because they did not feel the need.
How Much Do Mini Implants Cost?
Mini implants cost less than traditional implants, but the price will vary depending on how many implants you need, whether you need any prior dental work, and how much your insurance covers.
Mini Implants Near Me
If you are in Phoenix, AZ, and are curious about our mini implant options our staff at Dental by Design is happy to help. If you are wondering whether traditional implants or mini implants are right for your unique situation, you can schedule a FREE consultation with one of our dentists!
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Mini implants are a versatile means of correcting missing teeth. If you want to replace one or missing teeth, contact Dental by Design today!