Dr. Campus, a dentist in Pensacola, Florida, talks with a patient about mini-dental implants as an alternative to full-size dental implants.
A mini dental implant is a miniature-sized titanium dental implant that, like full-size dental implants, functions as a “replacement root” when one or more teeth are missing. Dentures, crowns and bridges are placed on top of a mini dental implant, and held in placed, either permanently or so that they can be removed.
How are mini dental implants different from regular dental implants?
With regular dental implants, there must be a minimum amount of bone structure available, in order for the implant to be successfully placed. With mini dental implants, less bone is required, making them an excellent choice for patients with less-than-ideal bone density.
Additionally, placing the mini dental implants is less invasive, and the recovery time is typically just a day or two! If you wear dentures, we can make the necessary modifications on the same day the implants are placed, so you can begin wearing your dentures right away!