Hi. I have 7 missing teeth and 3 of them are back teeth. I really want dental implants, but I cannot afford them. I am wondering if mini implants are an option for me. – Thanks. Gloria
Gloria – Mini implants are more affordable than standard dental implants, but they are not as strong. Mini implants do well in stabilizing dentures, but even when used for that purpose, they don’t secure dentures as well as standard-sized implants.
Over time, mini implants are unable to withstand the day-to-day biting force and chewing that they would be subject to for individual teeth.
If you haven’t done so already, consider speaking with an implant dentist about dental implants. The dentist will likely offer financing or payment plans to make the implants more affordable. As an alternative to dental implants, a dentist who is also skilled in cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a natural-looking dental bridge.
This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist and board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.