Mini Dental Implants

Mini implants are a smaller version of a full-sized dental implant. They are 2mm toothpin thin titanium parts.  Most frequently mini implants are used to stabilize the lower denture helping to eliminate the discomfort of a moving denture.

There are advantages and limitations.

Advantages of Mini Implants:

•       Less expensive than full size implants

•       Minimally invasive surgery

•       Short surgery experience

•       Patients can eat after the surgery

•       Sometimes a patient can have mini implants when the larger implants

          can’t be placed successfully

•       They may not require sutures or long recovery periods.

Disadvantages of Mini Implants:

 

•       Mini implants are not a long-term solution

•       Non-removable fixed dentures are not an option with mini implants

•       They are less stable than regular implants

•       They can only be used on the lower area

The best long-term option is two full 4-5 mm dental implants, however

the cost is higher.

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