Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.
The primary use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (four to six) 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 smaller 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 long 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 implants.
Are you looking for mini implants in Waukegan? Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call (847) 232-0044 for your consultation today.