What Are Mini Dental Implants?

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Mini dental implants are one way for patients to replace missing teeth who can’t or don’t want to use conventional restoration options. One of the most popular ways to permanently replace missing teeth is with dental implants, but some patients are uneasy about doing that level of surgery. Other patients lack the bone mass needed in their jaw bone to hold dental implants securely. Mini dental implants give these patients a great alternative!

Mini Dental Implants vs Traditional Dental Implants

Compared to regular implants, mini dental implants have the same structure, they are just a little smaller. With dental implants we insert a titanium post into the jaw bone, and then attach a replacement tooth to the post to create a stable, reliable replacement. While a regular dental implant is between 3 and 5 mm wide, a mini implant is just 1 to 3 mm in diameter.

We can use mini dental implants to secure dentures, as well, which helps to reduce slippage while chewing and speaking. So if you currently wear dentures that slip or click, or if you’re tired of the messy adhesives used with your dentures, consider mini dental implants!

How to Take Care of Mini Dental Implants

Care for your mini dental implants like your natural teeth. Simply floss and brush as you normally would. You can use a soft-bristled brush after the procedure if your gums are feeling a little sensitive. When you take care of your mini dental implants properly, they can last a lifetime.

At Paris Mountain Dental, we provide tooth replacement options including implant restoration and replacement, denture stabilization with mini dental implants, and traditional start-to-finish dental implants. If you’re missing teeth and want to discuss which replacement option is right for you, give our friendly team a call to schedule a consultation.

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