Mini implants: less expensive, quicker, and simpler
Modern tiny or midi implants function identically to natural tooth roots, enabling the stable attachment of crowns or dentures.
Additional advantages of this implant treatment include:
There is no bone drilling or gum surgery.
No waiting and no sutures
fewer dentist appointments
Our implant dentists can replace missing teeth with temporary restorations the same day thanks to micro-implants.
To discover more about micro-implants, get in touch with us.
What are mini-implants?
Mini implants are typically used as a permanent treatment to replace lost teeth, while they are occasionally used as a temporary fix. They won’t survive as long as normal implants, though.
The construction of mini implants is the same as that of conventional implants. They are, however, smaller. As a result, they differ from traditional implants in that they are made of a single, less than 3mm-diameter screw.
The implant’s ball-shaped end will protrude from the jawbone and has a round end.
How do they function? Putting in little implants
Using local anesthesia, a small implant can be immediately placed after a straightforward one-step operation.
The implants will be inserted into the jawbone by our implantologist utilizing minimally invasive methods. The implant heads will continue to stick out of the gum to provide a sturdy base for anchoring a crown. Traditional dental implants are concealed by the gums.
Mini-implants take less time to install than traditional implants because the process is simpler. They frequently go from place to place on one appointment as a result. Traditional implants, in comparison, may take many months and necessitate two sessions.
Because they are one of the few tooth replacement options that keep the bone, conventional implants take longer. Bone resorption might be accelerated by additional treatments like partials or dentures.
What do they work well for?
Single tooth replacement with mini implants is appropriate for front teeth and premolars. In exceptional circumstances, securing a single molar on two micro implants might be feasible. To replace a molar, however, a single conventional implant would be the recommended repair.
Mini implants are frequently recommended by our dentists to support dental bridges. However, one of its most popular use is to fasten dentures in order to prevent sliding. Dentures are kept in place with the help of little dental implants and are not detachable over time.
They last how long?
Mini implants are not as durable as regular implants, yet they can last a lifetime. Because mini implants can only withstand a smaller amount of bite pressure, they are more likely to shatter. The longevity of your implant will also depend on other variables including smoking and oral care.
Why use mini-implants?
When traditional implants cannot be implanted, we frequently employ micro-implants. For instance, those who do not have sufficient jawbone for a full-sized implant may suggest this implant procedure as a substitute. Mini implants cost less than conventional implants, yet they are still pricey. They can, however, halt future bone degradation and have the advantage of being minimally intrusive.
The same maintenance will be needed for mini implants as for natural teeth. You must floss once daily, clean your teeth two times every day, and go to the dentist frequently.
Discover the ideal implant procedure for you.
It can be difficult to comprehend the realm of implantology and restorative dentistry. At Erskine Dental, we’ll examine your oral health and offer the best implant procedure for you, taking into account even your budget.