Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of regular dental implants. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. In case of a tooth extraction, if the extraction site was not preserved by a dentist, the teeth movement will make the space narrower, in this case, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.
A main use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and they serve as the base of the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for a single tooth, an entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to the gum line.
The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for a recovery period, and the restoration can usually be placed right away or only a short time after.
Mini implants are also less expensive than regular dental implants at Las Vegas Smile Center. Ask Dr. Arian if mini implants are right for you, so call the LV Smile Center at (702) 433-6825 for a consultation.