Traditional dental implants require that the patient has enough strength and density in their jawbone to be able to support the implants. Some patients are lacking these necessary qualities. One of the options available to them is to have a bone graft surgery in order to give them enough strength and density in their jawbone. It can take many months to heal from this procedure. The best option for patients lacking these necessary qualities in their jawbone is mini dental implants.
Mini dental implants are smaller than traditional implants, and as a result, do not require as invasive of a procedure in order to place them. That translates to a procedure that does not require a recovery period. And since they are so small, they are able to fuse with the limited bone that is available. Mini dental implants are typically used to place fixed bridges and removable overdentures on patients who are missing all of their teeth and have lost substantial amounts of bone through years of decay. They offer a much more comfortable and secure fit than traditional dentures that are simply placed on top of the gumlines.
Mini dental implants are also the best option for a patient who is on a budget. Since they are so small, they cost less money than their larger counterparts. Mini dental implants can even be used to replace a single tooth. One mini dental implant is supposed to be used for each root of the missing tooth in order to achieve maximum strength and effect.