Mini dental implants differ from regular implants because they are about half the size in diameter when compared to a regular dental implant. There are several benefits to using a mini implant and can be used in situations where a regular implant would not be usable. Because of their smaller size, mini implants can be used when a space is too narrow for a regular implant.
One of the main uses for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. Implants would be placed along the gum line and anywhere between four to six implants will be used and they will act as a base for the denture. Instead of using one implant for each tooth, an entire set of teeth will be used along either the upper or lower gum line.
Another advantage of using mini implants is that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can often be inserted directly through the gum and straight in to the bone. This reduces the amount of recovery time needed, as well as the ability to place the restoration much sooner than with traditional implants.
The cost of mini implants is not as expensive as regular implants as well. To find out of mini implants are an option you should consider, call in for a consultation with your dentist today.