I’m having trouble facing my fear of a huge, regular-size implant that is not easily removable. The mini doesn’t seem so scary to me. Could they place a mini in a lower molar? – JoAnn
JoAnn – Mini implants are used to support dentures. They are not strong enough to support a single tooth. A mini implant would not withstand the pressure biting and chewing force of a molar tooth.
You do need a standard implant for your molar tooth. Find a credentialed implant dentist. Discuss your concerns with him or her, and the implant dentist will explain the procedure to you and the care that will be taken to ensure you receive a quality implant fixture that is properly placed. An implant that is properly placed is permanent and does not to be removed.
This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist and board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.