Can a mini implant be used for a single tooth?

By July 31, 2014 December 3rd, 2018 Mini Implants

I need 2 dental implants. I am wondering if mini implants can be used for them instead of the regular size implants. I understand that mini implants are cheaper. Can I get minis? Mikoko

Mikoko – Mini implants are commonly used to support dentures. They give dentures some stability, but less stability than a standard implant.

A mini implant can be used to replace smaller teeth, such as an incisor, and they can be used in spaces that are too small for a standard implant. When a mini implant is used, it must be able to withstand the biting force for the particular tooth that is being replaced.

Mini implants are not right for every case. Your teeth need to be examined by a skilled implant dentist. He or she will determine if you are a candidate for mini implants.

This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist and board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.