Dental care has truly grown to incredible measures in the last couple of years. In that time we have seen treatments and oral surgeries change to create better practices that offer you a solution that feels more natural and provides great results. While dentures used to be the primary way that we would care for teeth that had fallen out or rotted away, there is a multitude of solutions now that vary on a case to case basis. As you may know, dental implants are one of the many options that are now available instead of the common full and partial sets of dentures, but what are the chances that you’ve heard of mini dentures?
These are a newer technique that is being used to fill the spaces that are created from missing teeth and the like and are a great option for some, but not all. If you are new to this technique, here is a general outline of what this procedure covers and what separates it from the rest.
What are Mini Implants
If you’re familiar with dental implants, mini implants have very similar structures but are slightly smaller in their sizing. Each mini implant will be constructed of two parts, the titanium post – similar to that in regular implants – and a socket that attaches your implant to the post. When it comes to sizing, the standard dental implant is about 3.4 to 5.8 mm wide, while mini implants are only 1.8 to 3.3 mm in diameter.
Why Choose Mini Implants
If there isn’t really a huge difference between standard dental implants and mini implants, what is is that we really use mini implants for? Well, these implants can be used for the same standard uses as dental implants, they can also be used for a range of other things. One of the uses that they have that standard implants can’t get done is that mini implants serve as a form of securing bridges and arches so that they are stable. Mini implants are also a great option for individuals that are sensitive to oral surgeries or don’t want to undergo the multiple treatments that standard dental implants require.
If you’re curious about whether or not mini dental implants are going to be a good fit for you and your dental needs, schedule an appointment with Dr. Trainor or another member of our team. We will gladly provide you with the best options for your needs!