Mini dental implants have the same structure as regular dental implants, but are slightly smaller. A patient who can’t receive conventional implants may benefit from mini dental implants.
What are mini dental implants?
Mini dental implants are small, threaded titanium posts that are surgically placed into your bone beneath your gums. On top of each post, your dentist places an abutment which connects the implant to the replacement tooth. Replacement teeth, or crowns, are custom-made to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth.
Who is a good candidate for mini dental implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth due to injury, illness or gum disease – you can probably benefit from dental implants! Mini dental implants are generally used in situations where there is not enough room for a traditional dental implant. During your visit, your dentist will want to learn more about your dental history, overall health and how you’re currently feeling.
What are the benefits of mini dental implants?
Patients with all types of dental implants report a higher quality of life – including more comfort while eating and greater confidence when they smile! Dental implants feel natural in your mouth and can be brushed and flossed just like your other teeth.