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Just think, within hours of having mini-implant surgery, you could be eating comfortably, talking, and laughing with restored confidence.

Mini Implants: Cheaper, Faster and Easier

New mini or midi implants act just like natural tooth roots, which allow crowns or dentures to be securely attached.

With this implant treatment, there are additional benefits like:

  • No gum surgery or drilling of the bone
  • No stitches and no waiting
  • Fewer dental visits

With mini implants, our implant dentists can restore missing teeth on the same day with a temporary restoration.

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What are mini-implants?

Sometimes used as a temporary solution, mini implants are generally used as a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. However, unlike regular implants, they will not last as long.

Mini dental implants have the same structure as regular implants. However, they are smaller. So, unlike conventional implants, they are instead compromised of a one-piece screw that’s less than 3mm in diameter.

There is a ball-shaped end at the end of the implant, which will protrude from the jawbone.

How do they work? Placing mini implants

The placement of a mini implant can be accomplished quickly following an easy one-step procedure under local anaesthesia.

Our implantologist, using minimally invasive techniques, will place the implants into the jawbone. The implant heads will still protrude from the gum to provide a solid foundation for securing a crown. Conventional dental implants hide under the gums.

As mini-implant placement is less complicated, they require less time than regular implants. Because of this, they regularly take one appointment to place. In contrast, traditional implants can take several months and require at least two appointments.

Conventional implants take longer because they are among the few tooth replacements that preserve the bone. Other treatments like dentures or partials can accelerate bone resorption.

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What are they suitable for?

Mini implants are ideal for replacing a single tooth – mainly on front teeth and premolars. In rare cases, it might be possible to secure a single molar on two mini implants. However, single traditional implants would be the preferred restoration to replace a molar.

Our dentists often prescribe mini implants to support dental bridges. However, one of its most common uses is to secure dentures to stop dentures from slipping out of place. Mini dental implants are used to retain dentures, which are non-removable permanently.

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How long do they last?

Mini implants can last a lifetime; however, their durability is not as strong as conventional implants. Mini implants have a lower bite force tolerance, which means they have a higher probability of breaking. Other factors like smoking and oral hygiene will also determine how long your implant lasts.

Why mini-implants?

Often, we use mini implants when conventional implants cannot be placed. For example, those who do not have enough jawbone for a full-sized implant might recommend this implant treatment as an alternative. Cheaper than standard implants, mini implants are still expensive. Still, they have the bonus of being minimally invasive and the ability to slow further bone deterioration.

Aftercare differences

Mini implants will require the same care as natural teeth do. You’ll be required to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and regularly visit the dentist.

Find the right implant treatment for you

The world of restorative dentistry and implantology can be challenging to understand. Here at Aqua Dental, we’ll assess your oral condition and recommend the most suitable implant treatment for you, with even your budget considered.

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