Mini dental implants are made from the same high-quality materials as traditional dental implants but as their name suggests, they have a much smaller diameter so you might also hear these being called narrow body implants or small diameter implants.
Unlike single tooth implants, mini implants have a screw as opposed to a post and are screwed into the gum tissue and straight into the jawbone so there is no need for stitches during this process.
The actual design of the implant is slightly different as mini dental implants are a single unit compared to traditional dental implants that normally come in two pieces. The advantages and disadvantages of mini implants are described below.
Mini dental implants are still made from the same high quality titanium alloy implants but their smaller size increases the versatility of treatment. You may also hear these dental implants referred to as small diameter implants or narrow body implants.
Mini implants can be inserted into less bone as the requirements for bone levels are significantly lower. While mini dental implants are excellent for helping to retain implant-supported dentures, they can also be useful in situations where there simply isn’t enough room to place a traditionally sized dental implant.
Quality and precision are very important to produce aesthetically perfect dental mini implants. Microscope-assisted precision implants dentistry is used to enhance a dental implant specialist vision to unprecedented levels. It’s used in our NYC Dental Implants Center for polishing and finishing teeth margins and for contouring teeth and dental mini implants.
The diameter of a mini implant can vary from 1.8 mm to 2.9 mm. The implant screws may be 10, 13, 15 or 18 mm in length. The strength of a mini implant is determined by the length of the implant screw rather than its diameter.