What are the different types of dental implants?
When it comes to dental implants, one size does not fit all. Different people have different needs, and restorative dentistry is no exception – some people struggle with bone loss, while others have healthy bone and gums but are missing a few teeth. Fortunately, there are actually a variety of different types of dental implants, each with its own diameter. These different sizes mean that people have more than one solution to turn to for tooth replacement. At The Dental Implant Place, we place every type of dental implant.
A mini implant is the smallest variety of dental implant available. They can be as narrow as 1.8mm. Mini implants are sometimes the ideal solution for those suffering from bone loss, since a wider implant requires more bone for safe placement. Since so many people who need dental implants need them due to these health factors in the first place, mini implants fill a vital function in restorative dentistry. While most dentists and oral surgeons only place traditional implants, our dentist, Dr. Steve Brown is proficient with all dental implants.
Small Diameter Implants
Small diameter dental implants are sometimes talked about interchangeably with mini dental implants. However, there are also a different variety of dental implant all on their own, typically ranging from 2.0mm-3.0mm in diameter.
Traditional Dental Implants
The most commonly placed implants are wider than 3.0mm. They can be as wide as 6.0mm. The primary advantage of larger dental implants is that they can provide the firmest anchor for a dental prosthetic, such as an all on 4. However, their larger size also means that they often can’t be used in minimally invasive surgery.
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The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth focuses completely on dental implant restoration. We’ve provided every stage of the implant process since 2007 and restored thousands of teeth. Call us today to learn about the different types of dental implants and how they can help you in your needs.