What are mini dental implants?

Mini dental implants are just what they sound like – dental implants that are smaller than standard dental implants. The mini dental implants are placed into the gums and jawbone to anchor a dental restoration in place. In many cases, when using mini dental implants, the implants are used to anchor a denture. This provides a stable restoration, preventing your dentures from slipping or shifting out of position while you chew, eat, talk, or laugh. Many of our patients report that mini dental implants help their dentures feel more natural because they are more secure. At our dental office, we use miniMark dental implants.

What are the benefits of mini dental implants?

Our dentist may recommend mini dental implants in Marlborough, Connecticut, for several reasons. Because mini dental implants are smaller than standard implants, they are less invasive and do not require as extensive of a healing period. In fact, in some cases we are able to place the mini implants and attach the restoration in the same day. Furthermore, because they are smaller, mini implants do not require the same bone structure as standard implants. This makes mini dental implants a good choice for our patients who have suffered from bone loss.

To find out whether mini implants are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit Dr. Douglas Doran and the rest of our team at Rivereast Dental Group today. We look forward to caring for your smile!