Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, one of them being that they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.
A main use for mini implants is to secure a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and they serve as the anchor for the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for a single tooth, an entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to the mini dental implants that are placed in your dental bone.
The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for a recovery period, and the restoration can usually be placed right away or only a short time after.
Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Mini implants cannot be a substitute for regular implants in all situations, so you need to be evaluated to see what is best for you. Dr. Tavormina knows if mini implants are right for you, so call for your consultation today.