What is a Mini Dental Implant?
Watch this video to learn about mini dental implants and how they are less expensive, less invasive, require less bone, and less healing time. Less is more with mini dental implants!
Implants are made from titanium. The difference in category between a conventional root form implant and a mini implant is the diameter, the size of the implant. That is what categorizes them as many implants. Any implant that is three millimeters in diameter or bigger is categorized as a root form or a conventional implant. Any implant smaller than three millimeters in diameter is categorized as a mini implant.
Both are made out of titanium. Both are very strong. Both are biocompatible, which is the reason why they’re made out of titanium. The smaller diameter allows us to place an implant into bone that is not big enough to support the large root form implants. The value of that is that it saves on additional dental procedures, particularly bone grafting procedures.
Because instead of building bone to make more bone volume to support the large root form implants, we just use the bone that’s already there, which is enough bone to support the smaller diameter mini dental implants.