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Dental Implants & Mini Dental Implants

What Are Mini Dental Implants and how do they differ?

Dental implants and mini dental implants are both used to replace missing teeth, but they differ in size and application. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as the root of the missing tooth. A crown, bridge, or denture is then attached to the implant, restoring the look and function of the missing tooth. Dental implants are typically used to replace a single missing tooth or to support a full arch of replacement teeth.

Mini dental implants, on the other hand, are smaller in diameter and are often used to secure dentures or to replace smaller front teeth. Mini dental implants are less invasive and require a shorter healing time compared to traditional dental implants

More About Mini Dental Implants

Missing teeth can have a major impact on your confidence, comfort, and overall oral health. If you are looking for a solution to replace your missing teeth, mini dental implants may be the right option for you. At New Smiles Studio, we offer mini dental implants as a less invasive and more affordable alternative to traditional dental implants.

What are Mini Dental Implants? Mini dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support a crown, bridge, or denture. Unlike traditional dental implants, which are typically used to replace a single missing tooth or support a full arch of replacement teeth, mini dental implants are designed to replace smaller front teeth or to secure dentures.

Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

  • Less invasive and less painful than traditional dental implants
  • Shorter healing time
  • More affordable than traditional dental implants
  • Can be used to secure dentures or replace smaller front teeth
  • Can help improve your confidence, comfort, and overall oral health

Who is a Good Candidate for Mini Dental Implants? To determine if mini dental implants are the right solution for you, a comprehensive evaluation by a dental professional is necessary. At New Smiles Studio, we will work with you to determine if mini dental implants are a suitable option based on your individual needs and goals.

Mini dental implants may be a good option for patients who:

  • Have one or more missing front teeth
  • Are looking for a more affordable solution to traditional dental implants
  • Have difficulty wearing dentures or have dentures that slip or move

At New Smiles Studio, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality dental care to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. If you are interested in learning more about mini dental implants, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, Dr. Melanie Marshall, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to help!

What Are Dental Implants

A missing tooth can cause more problems with your bit than just an unsightly appearance. Teeth may shift to fill in the space, changing your bite and smile. It can also cause your jawbone to shrink, which can change your facial structure and appearance, even when you aren’t smiling. Everyday tasks such as talking or chewing become more difficult when teeth are missing. Though bridges and dentures can be a solution to missing teeth, they are less ideal than a permanent implant. An implant takes the place of a missing tooth or teeth and preserves the jaw bone, preventing it from shrinking and changing.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are the best option when it comes to restoring missing teeth. Patients with one or more missing teeth can choose this method of restoration. Dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw bone for the most secure and realistic anchor. The cap also called the crown is then attached to this structure to imitate the appearance of a tooth.
Implants come with a number of benefits over other methods.
• Comfortable
• Decreased sensitivity
• Higher success rate
• Improve chewing
• Lower risk of cavities
• Maintains and encourages the growth of the bone
• Natural
• Permanent


After your procedure is complete, it is important to care for the implants as you would your natural teeth, including daily brushing and dental cleanings at least every 6 months. A follow up appointment will be necessary to make sure the gums are healthy and that the implant is healing well.

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