Cleveland dental implant dentist, Dr. Elrawy can place mini implants in one office visit. Mini implants are approximately one-third of the diameter of a standard dental implant, as demonstrated in the image on the right. The significantly smaller size means that the surgery is less invasive, simpler, and the healing time is much faster.
All of these factors translate into lower costs, approximately half the price of standard dental implants. At first, this can sound like an attractive option but it's important to take a closer look to determine if mini implants are right for you.
Pros & Cons of Mini Implants
Mini implants were developed about twenty years ago to be simpler and less expensive. Implant dentistry is relatively new and it is not a regulated dental specialty. So, many dentists promote this lesser expensive procedure and may not have the specialized training or experience. Make sure your implant dentist has the right training and credentials. To learn more about Dr. Elrawy's qualifications, please visit the best Cleveland implant dentist page.
Denture patients have dealt with the frustrations of dentures that slip around and cause discomfort. These smaller implants can be used to stabilize and improve the fit of your denture. We can help you determine if you are a mini implant candidate.
The implant itself is implanted into your jawbone acting just like a tooth root. This also prevents facial collapse or bone loss that can occur when you are missing teeth.
This more affordable treatment option can be used to secure a denture but long-term strength is a concern. It is not an effective way to support a single tooth replacement, a bridge, or a dental crown. This is largely due in part to the small size of the implant. Although, significantly cheaper than the standard dental implant, they fall short in strength. You can expect a success rate of about seven years.
Affordable Mini Implants
Mini implants are an affordable option to help stabilize a denture.
If you are considering this more affordable option or if you have any questions about which dental implant is best for you, please give us a call at or visit our make an appointment page.