Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants - Is a cheaper implant a good idea?

Mini dental implants are titanium implants of diameter less than 3mm. Conventional or standard implants have diameter of more than 3mm. Standard implants usually range from 3mm up to 5mm and have a greater flexibility in the type of attachment that can fitted on top of the implant. Because mini implants have a  small diameter there is less flexibility of what type of attachment can be connected onto this. Generally most of the mini dental implants are used for denture stabilisation purposes, as an interim or temporary stage in dental implant treatment procedures.

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Popular questions about Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are cheaper. Since they are cheaper they are generally one piece implant and therefore do not require an abutment. However since they are much smaller in diameter more of these are required to give the same sort of stability as standard diameter implants. Although they may be up-to half the price of standard implants more are required so the cost is almost the same but without the long term success rate. Secondly there is less flexibility if at later stage the patient wishes to upgrade to a fixed bridgework.

Success in the short term is very similar to conventional standard diameter dental implants. However there is very little long term research or clinical data to support the use of these mini tooth implants. Conventional implants have been used for almost 40 years and show overall success rates of over 90 % worldwide. There are potential problems with mini dental implants. None of the major dental implant manufacturers produces any sort of mini implants. Due to their lack of long usage data. We can offer standard diameter implants which we will guarantee and as along patient attends for regular maintenance visits.

The procedure for placement of these mini implants is much simpler as these are relatively small diameter and hence there is simpler drilling protocol. However all the standard procedures for oral surgery are observed and a consultation is still required to assess the suitability of the implant procedure for each dental patient

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Sue Lewis
Sue Lewis
Jul 25, 2011 13:02

Hello, Can my broken denture be replaced with mini implants? I have recently broken my denture and thinking about denture repair, or possibly mini implant supported denture. How do I know if I need normal implants or mini implants?

Jul 26, 2011 16:06
Reply to  Sue Lewis

Hi Sue, We have a specialist prosthodontist working at the practice, he can advise you regarding your denture. I will forward your comments to Dr Tuss Tambra

Dr T Tambra
Dr T Tambra
Jul 27, 2011 11:15
Reply to  Admin

Dear Sue, I would be happy to advise you on the best treatment possible and help you with your denture problems. Mini dental implants although cheaper, are generally not as strong or stable as conventional implants. Please call the dental practice to make an appointment. Our fees are £135 for consultation / radiographs and a full written report. Best wishes Tuss