Mini implants are self-tapping threaded titanium screws for provisional and long-term applications. These devices allow for the immediate loading and long-term stabilization of dentures, partials or smaller implants.
"Mini" or small-diameter implants (SDIs) are traditionally prescribed due to medical, anatomical or financial reasons. The benefits include a minimally invasive surgical protocol, immediate loading and affordability. They can accommodate new or existing dentures, which are anchored to the heads of the mini implants via a simple and effective O-ring retention system, providing you new levels of comfort and confidence.
Mini implant may best serve patients who require stabilization of dentures, partials or those who have a missing tooth that is located in a narrow area. A small number of narrower implants are FDA-approved for the purpose of prosthesis stabilization, including the mini dental implant. Only certain dentists may perform this procedure.
There are some core differences between traditional implants and mini implants:
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