Mini Dental Implants
Although similar to a standard dental implant, the mini dental implant is much narrower, approximately 1.8mm in diameter. Due to the smaller implant size, we are able to minimise the surgical site and lessen post operative discomfort, often patients enjoy a light meal just hours after the implant procedure.
Used in certain cases, these implants have proven to function with success rates as high as regular implants, while preserving as much of your natural bone structure as possible.
If your mini dental implant is used to support a denture, it will be designed to snap directly onto the exposed part of the implant resulting in a completely reliable system allowing you to speak and eat with confidence.
The benefits of mini dental implants include:
- Smaller surgical site
- Improved confidence
- Stability during speech and eating
- Increased preservation of your jaw bone
- Denture stabilisation
- Lower fees than standard implant treatment
Following your implant procedure it is important to remember that maintaining your oral health is essential. Even though your implant is titanium and your replacement teeth are prosthetic, your surrounding teeth and gums are still prone to the effects of decay or gum disease.
Can only be placed in areas where a tooth has been missing for 5 months. There needs to be a minimum thickness of bone available.
Most people are suitable candidates for a dental implant however; there may be some situations where we will need to recommend other tooth replacement options. If you would like to know more about dental implants and how they may help you, please contact us for a detailed consultation and assessment.