When you hear the word “mini”, what comes to mind may be something that if of decreased value, something that has minimal benefits. With a world full of supersized everything, something that is smaller may be easily dismissed. However, that is not the with mini implants, which offer a whole lot of benefits to those suffering from missing teeth problems.
Mini dental implants are smaller in diameter compared to the bigger-sized, conventional dental implants used to replace missing teeth. The mini implants are used to secure loose dentures, which can pose a host of embarrassing and painful problems if not addressed early enough. The smaller implants are embedded into the jawbone using a minimally-invasive method, which makes it possible for the implant system and teeth replacements to be fully-functional immediately after placement.
Mini implants are also used in cases when the patient does not have enough jawbone to facilitate the placement of bigger dental implants. Mini dental implants can be placed without the need for a complicated bone grafting procedure, which can add to the overall cost of the implant treatment. The advantages of these smaller dental implants more than make up for their decreased size, as they restore the healthy appearance and function of a smile.