Mini implants are similar to regular implants but are smaller, often less than 3.0 mm, in diameter. They are used most often when there is inadequate width of bone to place standard sized implants.
Mini implants can be used in a variety of ways to replace missing teeth. They are typically easier to place and less expensive than regular implants. Many dentists only place mini implants. It should be obvious that a mini implant cannot and should not be used in all applications. However, when used properly they are a fantastic adjunct to full spectrum implant practice.
Advantages of Mini Implants:
- Less expensive
- Less Invasive
- Faster Healing Time
- For Thin Bone
- For Narrow Spaces
How Do Mini Implants Work?
Mini implants can be placed into the jawbone through the gum tissue or after a small incision. Placement of mini implants is usually very simple for the patient and most can resume normal activities immediately. Most patients experience immediate results and can often eat their first meal within a few hours.
Mini implants can effectively serve as long term support for dentures. They also can be used to support crowns on very narrow tooth spaces. Dr. McFadden is one of the pioneers in using mini implants to replace missing teeth in areas where there is little bone or a very narrow space between roots. These solutions have allowed many patients to avoid bone grafting or orthodontic treatment. In most cases, we place a temporary crown on the mini implant at the time of implant placement. No one leaves without teeth, EVER!
What is the cost?
The cost varies greatly depending upon the region, doctor’s training and number of implants. For single tooth applications expect to pay $ 1,700 – 3,000. For mini implant overdentures, $3,500 – 7,000.
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