By now, you’ve probably heard about dental implants, the medical devices that can replace missing teeth with prosthetic teeth that look and feel realistic. However, you may not have heard of mini implants. Smaller and less invasive than traditional dental implants, mini implants are preferable to their larger counterparts in certain situations. To learn exactly when and how mini implants are used, read below as your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brain Evans, compare them to their larger relatives.
Standard Dental Implants vs. Mini Implants
The key difference between standard and mini dental implants is the size of the implant. However, the smaller size creates a few key changes for the mini implants. Because the implants are smaller, mini implants are much less invasive and eliminate the need for surgery. They can be placed in a single dental visit, speeding along a restoration, and are useful for patients who have experienced bone deterioration in the jaw. However, when it comes to single-tooth replacement, a standard dental implant may be a better option. Because the implant is placed deeper into the jawbone, it can have beneficial effects on the jaw and improve bone health.
Mini implants, on the other hand, are very useful in securing lower dentures. The mini implants can be inserted and the lower denture attached in a single day, resulting in a remarkable transformation. With the denture secure, patients can experience greater comfort, improved speech, and less embarrassment. The quick transformation also eliminates the need for three to six months of recovery time, allowing patients to enjoy their transformation without a long wait.
Schedule a Dental Visit with Your Reno Dentists
Have you suffered from tooth loss? Your Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, offer both standard and mini dental implants to give you the best restoration for your individual needs. Contact our dental office today at 775-829-7700 to schedule an appointment or a consultation and take the first step toward your new smile. Located in the 89502 area, we are proud to serve patients in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Spanish Springs, and surrounding communities.