As the name suggests, mini dental implants have a smaller diameter compared to traditional dental implant sizes. These mini implants are often used to support dentures that have become loose with the passage of time, which can in turn cause discomfort and embarrassment to the denture wearer. The loose dentures are firmly anchored to the jaw bone with the help of the mini dental implants, and problems with ill-fitting dentures are eliminated.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Aside from the secure support that the mini dental implants can provide to loose or ill-fitting dentures, here are other benefits that these smaller-sized implants can provide:
- Mini dental implants make it possible for even those with insufficient jaw bone structure to enjoy all the benefits of a dental implant treatment. Traditional dental implants require enough jaw bone mass to be present, to support the implants’ bigger diameter; the smaller size of the mini dental implants make it possible for them to be attached even to jaw bone that is thin, or has experienced deterioration.
- Mini dental implants are placed into the jaw bone using a procedure that is minimally invasive, and is less complicated. The mini dental implants can be attached by the dentist into the jaw without the need for surgical cutting of the gums, and without the need for stitches to close the gum tissue afterwards. Patients will experience significantly less pain and discomfort during (and after) the implant procedure, and will require a shorter recovery period as well.
- The mini dental implant treatment can be finished in a single dental appointment – and the use of the implants can immediately be enjoyed after the procedure. Better-fitting dentures, which are securely attached to the implants, can immediately be used after the placement of the mini dental implants after only one visit to the dentist.
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