What is the Difference Between a Dental Implant and a Mini Implant?

20 Nov 2020 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Dentist Explaining Cosmetic ProcedureHaving missing teeth can lead to several serious complications, including bone loss, speech issues, and shifting teeth. That’s why you should talk to a cosmetic dentist as soon as possible to find a solution.

Dental implants are among the most widely used treatments because they are safe, effective, and permanent. If you need them, your dentist will give you a choice between traditional and mini implants. As you might guess from their name, mini implants are smaller than standard dental implants. They are well-suited for patients who might not have the necessary bone structure to support traditional implants. Here is a brief guide to some of the differences between the two primary types of implants.

Mini implants are smaller than traditional implants

Mini implants are about one-half the size of standard dental implants, and two of them are generally required to support a single replacement tooth. As a result, it can end up putting more stress on your jaw than traditional implants would. Thus, the healing time for the mini implant procedure can be longer. However, if you need to replace or support one or two teeth, then it can be a good alternative.

Mini implants work well for patients with bone loss

If you have lost some of the bone density in your jaw due to tooth loss, then traditional implants may not be the best option. However, mini implants provide strong support for your replacement teeth even if you have lost bone mass. In addition, it can be an effective way to stabilize your dentures.

Mini implants are less invasive than traditional implants

One of the major advantages of mini implants is that they are minimally invasive compared to standard implants. They do not require bone grafting or any other surgery, and the procedure can generally be completed in one visit. Finally, most patients report that they do not experience any pain. If you are looking to avoid the time and discomfort associated with prolonged procedures, mini implants may be an excellent choice.

Contact us for a one-on-one consultation

If you’re ready to discover your cosmetic options for improving your smile, then you should begin by speaking with a professional. That means that it’s time to visit a dentist that offers mini dental implants in Huntington, Long Island.

At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients. That’s why we’re taking all recommended safety precautions to keep our practice safe during the ongoing pandemic. Contact us today if you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss your oral health, so you can decide what the best methods are for restoring your teeth.

 

Additional Resources

  1. Colgate.com, What Are Mini Dental Implants? https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/implants/what-are-mini-dental-implants
  2. WebMD.com, Dental Implants, https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-implants

 

 

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