What Are Mini Implants?

Thirty years ago patients with missing teeth would have had no alternative to a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Fixed bridges and removable dentures, however, are sometimes not possible and often bring with them a number of other problems. Removable dentures may slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds while eating or speaking.

Enter implants. A revolutionary way to replace missing teeth by actually implanting titanium “screws” into the jawbone to act as anchors for crowns. Many patients are not suitable candidates for traditional implants due to the lack of adequate bone structure. Mini Implants may be the answer to replacing missing teeth in this situation.

They are narrower and sometimes shorter in length in order to accommodate the lack of bone. They can be used to replace missing teeth or to “snap” a full or partial denture into place for security.

Call for an appointment today to see if you mini implants are the answer for you!