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The Purpose of Mini Dental Implants
Posted on 10/19/2020 by Keith Boenning, DDS
Not everyone can have regular implants placed. Fortunately, you do have options – options that include mini dental implants. The following details will give you the facts needed to learn more about mini dental implants and why they are used for restoring a smile. What Are Mini Dental Implants? A mini dental implant is designed like a regular implant, except it is smaller. While a regular implant ranges between 3.4 to 5.8 mm wide, a mini implant is 1.8 to 3.3 mm wide and 10 to 15 mm in length. According to the Mini Dental Implants Center of America, or MDICA, a mini implant features a titanium post and ball on the end. A socket with an O-ring made of rubber affixes the tooth or prosthetic to the post. When Are Mini Implants Used? If you do not have enough jawbone to hold a regular implant, we may suggest that you opt for mini dental implants. In turn, you can use the implants to revive your smile, as the small artificial roots are used to connect bridges, crowns, and... Read more...