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Mini dental implants

If you want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants but don’t have enough jawbone mass to hold the traditional implant or don’t want to undergo surgery for implants, mini dental implants may be the right choice.

Mini dental implants are as effective as traditional implants but are smaller and offer additional benefits, including a less extensive procedure.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants provide a permanent option for tooth replacement and a popular alternative to dentures and bridges. Dental implants can replace one or many prosthetic crowns or hold a removable denture in place.

Unlike other options for replacing teeth that sit on the surface of the gum, dental implant placement in the jawbone requires an external screw. Conventional dental implants consist of two pieces with a 3.25 – 5mm diameter.

What are mini dental implants?

Mini implants are similar to traditional implants but smaller. Unlike traditional implants, they are a one-piece screw with less than a 3mm diameter and have a ball-shaped rear protruding from the jaw.

Mini dental implants procedure

The mini dental implant procedure is less invasive than the traditional dental implants. The dentist will fit the toothpick-sized implant over the gum surface, while the regular implant placement is under the gums.

The less extensive procedure for mini dental implants means less time for implant placement. You can get mini dental implants in one visit with local anaesthesia, and they don’t require sutures.

Conventional implants may take several months and need at least two dental appointments. Some treatments may need additional visits for the grafted bone to supply enough bone to support the implants.

Why get mini dental implants?

Mini dental implants are a good option for people who can’t get conventional implants. This may be the case in the following situations.

  • They can’t undergo invasive surgery
  • They lack bone in the jaw for a full-sized implant
  • Lack of time for repeated dental visits

These reasons are likely to cause an increase in demand for mini dental implants, in addition to their lower cost. Regular dental implants cost are rising, while mini implant costs are less. Although mini implant cost varies, the average is £400 - £1200. A traditional dental costs about £1200 - £4800.

How to care for your mini dental implants

Mini implants require the same care as natural teeth. If you have mini implants, floss once a day, brush twice daily and visit the dentist regularly. If tartar and plaque buildup, the dentist may recommend a special rinse or fluoride in your toothpaste,

Mini dental implants are a great alternative for replacing missing teeth. You can visit McKennell Dental Practice to have our dentists examine your suitability for mini dental implants. Contact us at 020 7834 8802 for more information on our mini dental implants or to schedule an appointment.