If you are missing one or more teeth, our dentist may recommend mini implants in Merrillville, Indiana. Mini implants are an alternative to traditional dental implants. Mini implants are often used for small teeth and incisors. Mini implants are narrower than traditional dental implants. In addition to being used for small teeth, mini implants are also often used to stabilize lower dentures, a premolar, or to replace a tooth that was located in a narrow area. The following are the main differences between traditional implants and mini implants:

  • Mini implants are about half the width of traditional implants
  • With mini implants, the implant is not fully submerged
  • Mini implants are less expensive
  • Mini implants are solid, but they do not contain a screw
  • With mini implants, bone grafting is rarely necessary

The following are benefits of both traditional and mini implants:

  • They look and feel like natural teeth
  • They improve your ability to chew and speak properly
  • They are more comfortable than dentures
  • They do not require tooth reduction, so your oral health is improved
  • They will last for many years, or even a lifetime

We encourage you to contact Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Derek M. Stephens.