Mini dental implants offer an alternative to traditional implants and may be a better option for some of our patients. Smaller in diameter, these may serve patients who have been told they are not good candidates for dental implants.
The best way to learn if miniature dental implants are right for you is through a one-on-one consultation with one of the Aurora dentists at High Point Dental. During this consultation, we will carefully assess the quality and structure of your jaw, the location of your missing teeth, and other pertinent factors to determine which type of tooth replacement will best meet your needs.
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like additional information about mini dental implants, please call 303-500-8701 and schedule a consultation at High Point Dental today.
Dental Implants vs. Mini Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most reliable way to restore missing teeth. Secured into bone, implants offer an immovable anchor to which restorations such as same day dental crowns, a dental bridge, or even dentures can be secured.
All dental implants have small holes dotting their surface that allow osteoblasts and connective tissue to hold them in place. This process, known as osseointegration, allows implants to act like teeth roots, serving to hold restorations in place while preventing jaw shrinkage and collapse. This benefit is unique to dental implants, making them the first choice for many of our patients.
Traditional dental implants range in size from 3 to 6mm. While small, these larger implants offer greater stability than miniature options, which are typically around 1.5 to 2mm in diameter. Their larger size may help traditional implants remain more secure.
For placement, a patient must have sufficient jawbone density to support a traditional dental implant. Because bone in the jaw begins to shrink and collapse following tooth loss, not everyone who is missing teeth will have the ideal density to support a 6mm post. This is where mini implants come in particularly handy.
Mini dental implants, like larger options, are inserted directly into the jaw where osteoblasts and connective tissue will hold them in place. Like traditional implants, mini dental implants can prevent additional changes to the jaw while offering a stable and reliable hold for nearly any type of restoration. Mini dental implants offer a remarkably strong and dependable anchor for crowns, bridges, and dentures, and can offer a suitable alternative to patients who are not good traditional dental implant candidates.
Contact Us to Learn More
At High Point Dental, we offer both traditional and mini dental implants to better serve everyone in need of tooth replacement. If you are missing one or more teeth, give us a call at 303-500-8701 to schedule a consultation and learn which option is best for you. Located in Aurora, High Point Dental welcomes patients from all surrounding areas, including Parker, Lakewood, Commerce City, and Bennett.