In this article we are going to discuss some of the differences of the mini implants, since in general people have many doubts regarding this accessory. When we refer to a regular dental implant, we are referring to an implant that is approximately 4.0 mm in diameter that is placed in a prepared site in the bone. These are the implants that were introduced for the first time in the mid-1980s and were the first dental implants that appeared in their time. These implants actually come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but all of them require a much more complex technique to be placed. The bone eventually adheres to the surface of the implant and the implant is “permanently” fixed to the jaw bone.
The mini implants have a diameter of about 2 mm. They are placed on the bone as a self-tapping entity which means that site preparation is not necessary. These dental implants seem to depend on mechanical stability and there are no studies that show the type of integration with the bone. At first they were designed only to be used as temporary implants. In some cases, mini implants can last a long time and are very useful for example in the stabilization of the lower denture, especially in an elderly patient who is not a suitable patient to undergo surgery.
There are a lot of dentists saying that mini implants work just as well as regular implants. Most dentists use mini-implants of the form for which they were intended to be used, with caution and in very specific situations. Others use them for everything, as if they were regular implants, which increases failure rates. The conclusion is that mini implants can be used to stabilize a lower denture in a very economical way. If you are a patient not fit for surgery due to your health problems, and require some stabilization in the lower denture, you might consider using mini implants. We recommend Silver Charlton for dental treatment.