A mini dental implant is similar to a regular dental implant. However, its diameter is narrower. Traditionally, dental implants have a diameter of about 4 to 5mm. A mini implant has a diameter of less than 3mm. Its width is similar to a wooden toothpick’s diameter. Just like the traditional implants, a mini implant is available in different lengths to ensure that it accommodates the shape and size of a jaw.
Three major parts of traditional implants:
- Titanium post- This is placed on the jaw
- Abutment- This fits onto a post to provide support to a new tooth.
- New tooth- This fits onto abutment.
A Mini Dental Implant Is a Single Unit Made of Titanium
A mini implant is basically a single unit that is made of titanium with an adapter or a ball at the top. A socket and an o-ring connect dentures to an implant. To provide support to a complete dentures’ set in a lower arch, 4 mini dental implants are required. For the upper arch, 6 mini dental implants are necessary to provide support to a full dentures’ set in most cases.
Uses of Mini Dental Implants
These implants are used to replace teeth in the narrow mouth areas where the traditional implants are too large to fit. In most cases, they are used in stabilizing dentures especially in lower jaws. The existing dentures may often be fitted for purposes of replacement on mini dental implants. This saves money and time.
Less bone is required on the jaw for mini implants to be placed successfully. They also prevent the need for having bone grafts in individuals who have lost the bone. For individuals with anxiety for dental procedures, mini implants provide a process that is less invasive, quicker and with faster recovery time than the procedure of traditional implants. Ideally, mini dental implants provide a better solution when the procedure is performed by an experienced dentist like Dr. Gabe Doria at his dental practice in Bayonne, New Jersey in Hudson County.
How Much Do Mini Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of mini dental implants is significantly less than that of traditional dental implants. This is because they have a small size and their placement is relatively easy.
However, the cost of mini dental implants varies depending on the following factors:
- The dentist or dental professional who performs the dental implant placement procedure
- Where you undergo the dental implants procedure (the cost is usually higher in the larger cities than in the rural areas)
- Number of the implants to be placed (the cost is relatively low when several implants are placed at the same time than when each implant is placed individually at its own time)
- Diagnostic tests required before the implants are placed
Dental Implant Cost Guide estimates that the cost of one mini dental implant should range from $500 to $1500. The average cost is $1000. For traditional dental implants, a single implant costs around $2450.
Part of the mini dental implants cost can be paid by some insurance providers and they can even negotiate the payments in line with the total cost of one dentures’ set.
How to Ensure Successful Dental Implants
The placement and sizing of your mini dental implants is very important when it comes to the success of this procedure. That’s why going to a reputable dentist like Dr. Gabe Doria who has years of experience in delicately placing mini dental implants is very important. Dr. Gabe has a dedicated and experienced team at his dental practice in Bayonne, New Jersey in Hudson County. His experience in placing mini dental implants and backed by a team of highly qualified dental workers in the dental laboratory makes fixing smiles an easy and regular procedure. He provides education about mini dental implants and how to take care of them. He will address all concerns and questions that you might have about mini dental implants and their placement. All this is very important towards ensuring successful placement of your mini dental implants.
Expertise and Artistry
Proper esthetics and placement are crucial in ensuring dental implants’ success. Dr. Gabe Doria has training and experience in teeth restoration. He will help you in every step of the way to ensure that you regain your perfect, natural smile.
Contact us now to book your appointment or to schedule your dental visit!