Dental implants are fake dental roots, usually made of titanium, inserted into the jawbone to support a prosthetic tooth or bridge. Implants can restore any number of teeth, from a single tooth to a full arch, helping you regain your smile, and enabling you to speak, eat and laugh again with comfort and confidence.
Regular dental implants
Implants have long been used as a way to replace missing teeth over the last three decades. This type of implants is used to replace a lost or decayed tooth, multiple teeth or a bridge or full denture. It is also used to hold removable dentures in proper place.
Mini Dental Implants
Like regular dental implants, mini dental implants are used to restore lost teeth. They are mainly used to replace front teeth, pre-molars, small teeth and teeth located in a narrow area. To know more about ‘Dental Facet’(also known as ‘facette dentaire’ in French Language), you can browse the web.
Difference between Regular and Mini Dental Implants
A mini implant is significantly thinner compared to a regular implant. The diameter of mini dental implants is generally between 1.8mm to 2.9mm compared to 4mm to 6mm for traditional ones. Being small in size, a mini dental implant can be placed in areas where there is substantial bone loss.
A conventional implant is commonly composed of three parts- a titanium material screw, the abutment and the crown. Mini dental implants, on the other hand, are narrow body, one-piece titanium appliances.
The regular screws are usually hollow in the middle, whereas the mini implant is one solid piece. Unlike the regular implants, only the ball-shaped portion of the mini implant sticks out of the gums.