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Tooth loss, whether due to tooth decay, gum disease, dental avulsion, or a result of a physical injury, is undesirable. If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, one of your best options is to consult with your local implant dentist.

Dental implants can help give you back your smile and regain your confidence. Rebuilding your smile may even be more attainable with the help of mini dental implants. In today’s post, we’ll talk about mini dental as well as traditional implants.

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Suffering from tooth loss can cause several issues and oral health problems. Some of these are: 

  • Difficulty in chewing your food.
  • Difficulty in enunciating or pronouncing your words.
  • Shifting of your other teeth which can lead to bite issues.
  • Eventual loss of jawbone mass, which can result in your face looking tired and shrunken.

Implant dentistry services can help you eliminate all of these problems.

The Basics

Dental implants, whether they’re the traditional or the mini kind, work as a tooth root substitute or replacement; they serve as the foundation for the artificial tooth. A good implant dentist should offer you several options for covering the implants. Some of these options are dentures, crowns, and bridges.

A standard, traditional implant is between 3 and 6 millimeter in diameter. The procedure starts off with a post that is surgically placed into the patient’s jawbone.

Abutments, which refer to the connecting pieces that join the dental prosthesis to the dental implants. Your implant dentist may require you to get an abutment as well as a dental prosthesis as part of your overall oral treatment.

Mini dental implants, which may be as small as 2 millimeters, are a fantastic option if your jawbone doesn’t hold sufficient strength to support traditional dental implants. As the name implies, mini implants are not as big as traditional implants. Thus, they don’t require as much bone section to fuse with. They are composed of a single piece; there’s no separate abutment part to place on the top of the base. The top area of mini implants protrudes through the gum, securing the new teeth.

However, some clinics can offer bone grafting. This dental procedure entails taking a section of bone from one part of our body and grafting it onto the jawbone; this procedure, when done successfully, allows the jawbone to be strong enough to hold up the dental implant.

What’s the Right Implant for You?

If you have a healthy jawbone strong enough to support traditional implants, then they may be a better option for you. Due to the size of mini implants, traditional ones are relatively stronger. They may also provide better longevity and performance.

On the other hand, mini implants don’t require an extensive and invasive procedure. This type of implant provides the same secure foundation as the traditional one for dentures, crowns, and bridges – without the extra cost and expense, particularly if you don’t need bone grafting. An experienced implant dentist can finish the procedure in one appointment. Furthermore, recovery is quicker and fewer post-dental appointments are required.

Safety and Durability

Any implant dentist should make the safety of the patient their top priority. When it comes to dental implant options, traditional and mini dental implants are deemed safe by dental experts. However, as in all health-related scenarios, your individual situation plays a big factor in choosing the best option for you.

If you have jawbone deterioration issues, there may not be sufficient bone to support traditional implants. This may cause a bone fracture.

Additionally, traditional implants may not fuse properly with the bone. If this is the case, then mini implants are the better choice. With that being said since mini implants have only become popular within the last few years, dental experts are still studying their long-term resilience. They should, however, last for a considerably long amount of time without any issues – if they were correctly placed.

Final Thoughts

Traditional and mini dental implants are both fantastic tooth loss solutions. If you don’t want to deal with missing teeth anymore, consult with our experienced implant dentist. If you have any more questions about them or if you’re wondering which one will work best for your situation, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinic.