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Are Mini Dental Implants Right For Me?

Have you been considering dental implants? Did you know that we offer mini dental implants!? This convenient implant option is great for a wide variety of situations and has lots of benefits … but is it right for you? In today’s post, we would love to tell you about how the team at the office of Robert D. Moores, DDS in Paradise, CA can help you get mini dental implants if that is the best solution for your situation. Keep reading for information on mini dental implants and what kind of situations they can be used in. Please contact our team with any questions or concerns you may have.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are simply smaller dental implants! While traditional implants are generally larger than about 3mm in diameter, mini implants are those that are smaller than 3mm. Both are made of titanium and will provide support for the restoration attached to it. But the level of support is different due to the difference in size. Mini dental implants are also made up of only 2 pieces (the implant and the restoration), while traditional implants have 3 pieces (the implant, the restoration, and a post that connects the two). Mini implants are designed to be more accessible to a wide number of patients in a wider range of situations.

Mini dental implants may be right for you if you …

… want to secure your dentures into your mouth. Mini implants are great for patients who have unreliable removable dentures. These dentures (or new ones can be made) can be secured into your mouth using mini dental implants. Talk to our team if you are experiencing discomfort with your removable dentures and would like to consider an implant option to secure them.

… want a more affordable option. Did you know that mini dental implants are generally about HALF the price of traditional implants? Mini dental implants are a great option for someone who wants or needs the lesser investment. However, you do get what you pay for in terms of strength and longevity. Read on to learn more about the downsides of mini implants.

… would like a shorter healing period. Because mini implants are smaller in diameter, they typically heal faster than traditional implants. This means that you can have your restoration placed in a fraction of the time. This is a great option for patients who need their new teeth fast and don’t want to wait the entire four months it could take for traditional implants to heal.

… have a compromised jaw bone structure. If you have poor jaw health, mini implants may in fact be your only implant option. Traditional implants require a healthy, non-deteriorated jaw bone in order to be placed. Mini implants, because they are smaller, can be placed in jaws that have experienced some deterioration or are otherwise less than ideal.

Mini dental implants may NOT be right for you if you …

… want the highest level of stability and security. Because of their smaller size, mini dental implants just cannot provide the high-quality, long-term strength and security that their larger counterparts can. While they are still a great options for patients who want a more secure smile than their removable dentures can provide them, they just can’t compete with the chewing power and durability that traditional implants can provide. In many cases, traditional implants might be preferable when mini implants are not 100 percent necessary. This should certainly be a major consideration when making a decision about what type of implants you need.

How To Make An Appointment

Do you think that mini dental implants are right for you? Would you like to learn more about any of our dental implant options? Please contact our team to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to examine your situation and help you determine which of our dental implant solutions are right for you. We know that we can help you get the beautiful, functional smile you desire.

You can contact our Paradise, CA dental team by calling 530-413-7002 or by requesting an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you.



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