What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Dr. Saklofsky
What Are Mini Dental Implants?Dental implants are long-lasting solutions for replacing missing teeth. However, this teeth replacement option does not fit everyone, especially those with insufficient jawbone density. Luckily, mini dental implants offer a good choice for those unsuitable for traditional dental implants. Mini implants are tooth replacement options, smaller than regular implants. One advantage of this teeth replacement procedure is that it features many benefits over the traditional implant. The benefits include:

Require Less Jawbone Density

Regular dental implants require much jawbone density to support their size. However, this is different with mini dental implants. They are small, with a diameter of less than 3mm. Due to this, they require less jawbone density. Hence, if you experience jawbone deterioration due to gum disease, missing teeth, misalignment, or injury, mini dental implants may be a good option. They eliminate the need for bone grafts, hence, fast recovery.

Less Invasive Surgery

As you know, mini dental implants are small. Therefore, they do not need a large implant incision. In other words, they eliminate the need for extensive surgery. This means less pain and a quick recovery process.


The cost of mini implants varies. However, they are less expensive when compared to traditional dental implants. Due to their size, they require less materials. If you have budgetary constraints, you may need to consider mini implants.

Fast Results

Unlike traditional dental implants that require multiple dental visits, a dentist can place mini dental implants in just one visit. Traditional implants require the jawbone and gums to heal to set the replacement teeth. However, the dentist can put the replacement teeth on mini implants on the same day as the implant. Are you curious to learn more about mini dental implants? Our dental team will help you decide whether mini implants are right for you.
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