Mini dental implants are also known as small diameter implants. They have many similarities with traditional dental implants. However, traditional implants and normal implants have distinct differences. Both mini dental implants and regular implants are used to replace missing teeth. They do so without the risk of being prone to shifting the mouth of the patient while talking or speaking. However, choosing between mini dental implants and traditional implants is a decision that is largely dependent on specific needs of a patient.
Regular implants have a much thicker implant screw or post. The post is implanted into a jawbone surgically. This is a reasonably invasive procedure. However, although getting traditional implants is a procedure that takes longer with a possibility of being costly than that of getting mini implants, the involved extra cost and time could well be worth it depending on the predicament of each patient.
Usually, regular implants are durable than mini dental implants. They are also more stable. Upon attaching a crown on a regular implant, it feels stable just like a natural tooth.
However, a regular implant has its downside. For instance, not every patient can get this dental implant. This can be due to an inadequate bone density for supporting the implant or the involved cost. An experienced dentist like Dr. Gabe Doria will not place implants on you if the density of your jawbone is not adequate because doing so will have negative effects on you such as falling of the implants. Therefore, visit Dr. Gabe Doria at his dental practice in Bayonne, New Jersey in Hudson County for examination first. Nevertheless, when a regular or traditional dental implant is done on the right candidate, it stimulates the growth of the jaw bone.
Mini dental implants are not the best option for all patients. However, they have numerous benefits over traditional implants. With these implants, a narrower screw is mostly inserted into a jawbone. Insertion of the implant screw into the jaw involves a less invasive procedure. No invasive surgery is required to insert the implant into the patient’s gums.
Apart from being a more cost-effective option, mini dental implants provide an alternative to regular bridges or dentures in some patients especially those who cannot have traditional implants. This is due to the fact that mini implants do not need more support like regular implants.
Unfortunately, the stability level provided by mini implants is not the same as the one provided by regular implants. And since this procedure is relatively new, mini implants’ durability has not been studied properly yet. Although it is clear that mini implants are capable of lasting for several years, it is not known how exactly they can last as compared to traditional implants.
Additionally, patients with insufficient density of the jawbone can have mini implants. However, it is important to note that the procedure has not been used widely. Nevertheless, FDA has approved mini dental implants and they do not pose harm to the patients.
In several cases, mini implants have emerged as a proven, ideal alternative. They can be used in supporting loose dentures and dental bridges. They also provide a great alternative for patients with missing teeth that need replacement in areas with limited space which make placement of posts to support regular implants difficult.
Just like most dental procedures, several variables cause a variation in the cost of mini dental implants. They include the needs of individual patients and dental practice. Without considering the additional procedures that may increase the cost, the cost of one mini dental implant ranges between $500 and $1500. When four to six implants have to be placed in order to provide support to the lower denture, this cost can go up further to range from $2000 to $5000.
This compares to regular implants’ cost which ranges from $3000 to $6000 for one tooth and $12,000 to $30,000 for the implants supporting the lower dentures.
If you want to get mini dental implants but the price is a factor that you have to consider, find out about CareCredit Card and how it can pay for this procedure in monthly installments. CareCredit Card enables you to pay for your dental procedures at the listed dental practices with ease.
Dr. Gabe Doria accepts CareCredit at his dental practice in Bayonne, New Jersey in Hudson County. He has many years of experience in both traditional and mini dental implants and other dental procedures.
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