What are mini dental implants?

A mini dental implant is just what it sounds like — a dental implant that is smaller than a standard implant. Mini dental implants are most often used to anchor a denture in place for a more secure, stable restoration. Many of our patients also find implant-retained dentures to feel and look more like their natural teeth.

Do I need mini dental implants?

Our dentist may recommend mini implants if you are interested in a less invasive alternative to standard dental implants. Mini implants hold many benefits, including:

  • The process for placing a mini dental implant is less invasive than placing a standard implant, resulting in a more comfortable treatment and shorter healing period.
  • Mini dental implants are more affordable than standard implants.
  • In some cases, we are able to place the mini implants and attach the dentures in the same day, resulting in a faster tooth replacement process.
  • When used to anchor dentures, mini implants can enhance the comfort of your smile and allow you to chew, eat, and speak without worrying about slipping dentures.

Mini implants, like standard implants, help to prevent bone loss after tooth loss, which helps to keep maintain your facial shape and volume. To learn more about the benefits of mini implants in Centennial, Colorado, and to find out if they are right for your smile, we encourage you to contact Dr. Scott Lindsay at Peak Dental Care today.