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Mini Dental Implant
Houston, TX


Group of older women with mini dental implants from The Dentists at North Cypress in Houston, TXDental implants are prosthetic teeth roots surgically placed inside the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. The dental implants provide a solid foundation, making it possible to attach a dental implant restoration on top that matches the neighboring teeth and functions like natural teeth.

Dental implants have one significant advantage over other teeth replacement options like dentures and dental bridges. The implants restore the missing teeth roots, stimulating the jawbone, eventually preventing its deterioration and degradation over time.

Even though a dental implant procedure provides a lifelong and durable solution, many people hesitate since it is a highly invasive surgery, which is why another type of dental implant is resurfacing and getting popular over time, known as mini dental implants.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?


Mini dental implants are much smaller in size than regular dental implants. They are an excellent choice for people who cannot have full-size dental implants.

Instead of a two-piece implant screw, mini dental implants are composed of a one-piece screw less than 3 mm in diameter. The titanium screw has a ball-shaped structure on one end that protrudes from the gums into the oral cavity.

Mini dental implants are often suitable for people with small teeth or bone resorption problems. These implants are also placed as a replacement for front teeth, premolars, or teeth located in narrow spaces.

Like full-size dental implants, mini dental implants are used as either single-tooth or multiple-tooth implants.

Benefits of Mini Dental Implants


Mini dental implants are smaller in size than full-size dental implants, which is why it is easier to place them into the jawbone without any incision into the gums. The procedure of mini-implant placement is quick and doesn’t require additional surgery for abutment placement.

Mini dental implants require a less invasive procedure for their placement; hence, their healing time is less than regular dental implant healing. The smaller size of the dental implants results in less pain and discomfort afterward.

Mini dental implants are also a suitable treatment option for those people who cannot get full-size dental implants due to lesser bone density. The mini implants do not require a bone grafting procedure, which lowers its overall cost and procedure completion time.

Disadvantages of Mini Dental Implants


Mini dental implants are not as stable and supportive of dental implant restorations as full-size dental implants. Small implants are also not a suitable treatment option for people suffering from gum diseases or chronic diseases like diabetes, leukemia, or other medical conditions that affect bone healing.

Mini Dental Implant Care


Mini dental implants are not designed to last as long as traditional dental implants. However, if taken care of properly, mini dental implants can support your restoration teeth for a very long time.

Proper oral hygiene is essential to overcome bacterial or food deposition around the dental implant.
These smaller implants need more gentleness and lesser bite force than full-size dental implants. However, both full-size and mini-dental implants need proper care and maintenance to ensure they do not fail before their expected time.

At The Dentists at North Cypress, our dental professionals, Dr. Ginger Rome and Dr. Rome, look forward to catering to all your queries related to dental implant procedures and mini dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us by calling us at (281) 664-8100.
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