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Mini Dental Implants – Colleyville, TX

Absolutely Everyone Can Get Dental Implants

Mini dental implants resemble standard dental implants in design, but they are typically only 2-3 mm in diameter and 10 to 14 mm in length. Since mini-implants are narrower than a standard dental implant, their use if limited. They are indicated in areas with severe bone loss, where bone grafting is not an option or is contraindicated. They can be used to stabilize a removable partial denture (RPD) or a complete denture, to replace a single tooth when space is limited, and to maintain a fixed (non-removable) temporary bridge while dental treatment is being completed.

Why Choose DFW Dental Implant Center for Mini Implants?

  • Suitable for patients with longtime tooth loss
  • Fast treatment & recovery time
  • Entire procedure performed in-house

What are the Benefits of Mini-Implants?

Older man with healthy smile

  • Improved retention and stability of a denture
  • Improved chewing efficiency
  • Improved speech
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Easy to clean
  • More comfortable
  • Less expensive

What Can You Expect During Dental Implant Treatment?

Mini implant supported dental crown animation

Step 1: Determine the Position of the Mini-Implants on the Digital Treatment Planning Software

After reviewing your 3D CAT scan to evaluate the amount of bone at the future mini-implant sites, the exact position of the mini-implants will be planned on the digital treatment planning software. In situations where the width of the jawbone is very narrow and bone grafting is not indicated, mini-implants are a great option.

Step 2: Place Mini-Implants and Deliver Temporary Denture

Mini-implants can typically be placed using a minimally invasive or flapless procedure to avoid trauma to the gums and to minimize post-operative discomfort. After the surgery is completed, the temporary denture will be lined with a soft material for added comfort. The soft reline will also improve the fit of the temporary denture and prevent excessive pressure on the mini-implants as they heal.

Step 3: Deliver Your New Implant Denture

After 3 to 4 months of healing, a final impression of the mini-implants and gums will be made to begin making the implant denture. After the denture has been made, the implant denture will “snap” on to the mini-implants providing a stable, retentive denture with natural looking denture teeth.