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Mini dental implants

Secure loose dentures

While mini implants replace single tooth loss in cases of smaller gaps and jaws, they’re more widely used in edentulous cases to load a full mouth row of teeth immediately.

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mini dental implants

Are They Better?

  • Do you have reduced horizontal bone availability?
  • Want to replace missing teeth with implants but don’t have the bone mass?
  • Do you want an implant treatment with a removable fixation of an overdenture?
  • Unable to undergo dental implant surgery for any reason?
  • Do you prefer an immediate, less invasive surgery?

Mini dental implants are a type of Straumann implant, a trusted brand delivering quality products based on long-term scientific evidence. Offering less invasive treatment plans, faster healing, less post-operative discomfort and immediately loaded teeth, not to mention better affordability, they seem like a winner. 

However, compared to conventional implants, and due to how they’re placed, mini dental implants do not last as long and have a lifespan of only up to 7 years, which seems tiny in comparison to the 30-year expectancy of conventional implants. 

Guide to mini dental implants

What are mini dental implants?

Mini dental implants are just like regular implants and have the same structure, but they’re smaller, compromising a one-piece screw that’s less than 3mm in diameter. They also feature a ball-shaped end that protrudes from the jawbone and secures dentures.

The toothpick-sized implants are placed on top of the gum surface, whereas conventional implants are placed under the gums. Being placed in one appointment under local anaesthesia, mini dental implants are less invasive and require no stitches or sutures compared to traditional implants, which take several months and two appointments. 

Traditional dental implants take longer because they last longer, and unlike many other tooth replacement methods, they actually preserve the bone and do so by integrating with it through a process called osseointegration. 

  • More patients are accepted for implant treatment as it eliminates the need for bone augmentations.
  • Delivers a better quality of life for edentulous patients who need a more reliable fit than removable dentures offer.
  • 10-year guaranteed by Straumann Implants.
  • Reduced healing time and discomfort levels.
  • Immediately loaded with a removal denture.
  • Fewer dental visits. No gum surgery, stitches or drilling. 

If you’re looking for a longer-lasting prosthetic, that’s more stable and offers the least degree of movement, then you might want to explore the revolutionary All-on-4 method

Data tells us that All-on-4 dental implants can last 20 years or longer and have a 98 success rate after a 10-18 year follow-up. So you can rely on them to keep you smiling. 

Also explore implant-retained dentures.

  • Immediately loaded implants (Teeth in a Day)
  • No bone grafting required
  • Eat without limits
  • Least degree of movement
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