Mini Dental Implants
As the name suggests, these are the small dental implants that are used in place of a traditional, larger dental implants. Dr. Sekulic can utilize these implants where challenges exist of medical, financial or anatomical reasons.
Mini dental implants are most commonly used to replace small teeth, front teeth, pre-molars, teeth in narrow areas or for patients who have low bone tissue density.
What are the main differences between mini dental implants and traditional dental implants?
The main size difference is in the diameter of the screw, which is less than 3mm across, where as dental implants measure 4 to 5mm in size.
Because they are smaller, mini dental implants cannot take the chewing forced that a traditional implant can, so they are not suitable to replace large chewing teeth in the back of your mouth. They do work very well for lower denture support or lower single tooth replacement in narrow areas. We will help you determine what size implant and location is best for you. Our digital 3D x ray will give us all the information we need. This x ray if free for those looking to get dental implants.
The process is faster and healing often happens more quickly because of their smaller size. Dr. Sekulic will have a surgical guide created to assist in the correct placement of your mini dental implants. In addition, patients also often choose to have some form of sedation to give them comfort and ease of mind during the procedure.
The smaller implants can be as much as half of the price of a standard dental implant, making them a more affordable option for those with financial restrictions.
Take the next step!
If you are ready to start eating, smiling and enjoying increased confidence with your teeth or false teeth please call Dr. Sekulic today for a free no obligation consult plus Free 3D X Ray. 513-896-1573