Patients who have suffered jaw bone atrophy are often unable to support traditional dental implants. Fortunately, mini dental implants offer many patients an effective alternative. These implants are not only smaller but can also be strategically placed to leverage the remaining jaw bone tissue for stable tooth replacement. At his Cedar City, UT, practice, Dr. Brian K. Tavoian is dedicated restoring patients' smiles after tooth loss. Working with your best interest in mind, Brian can help you determine whether mini dental implants can provide you with a reliable solution.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Like traditional implants, mini dental implants are designed to secure dental crowns, dentures, and dental bridges directly to the jawbone. The two differ primarily in structure. Mini dental implants are smaller in both height and width, ranging in diameter from 2mm to 3.5mm, in contrast to the 3.5mm to 6mm. of traditional implants. Furthermore, mini implants usually come in one piece, whereas traditional implants require both an implant post and abutment to attach to a restoration.