Dental Implants for Minimal Jawbone Structure

After suffering tooth loss, you may experience the gradual degradation of your jawbone structure, or jawbone erosion, due to the loss of your teeth roots. Without all of the roots, your jawbone experiences less stimulation, and therefore, it receives fewer minerals and nutrients. Because of this, patients may not always immediately qualify for traditional dental implants. They may require jawbone grafting to bolster the jaw’s strength and integrity, or they may benefit from mini dental implants or small diameter implant posts.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are implant posts that are designed specifically to utilize a minimal amount of jawbone structure for support. They’re thinner than traditional implant posts, but still able to withstand an appropriate amount of bite pressure to support your implant restoration. For some patients, this may help them avoid the need for jawbone grafting or a sinus lift before receiving their dental implants. It can also help promote faster and more successful jawbone growth and regeneration for more minimally invasive jawbone fortification.

The Benefits of Mini Implants

Because they offer even more minimally invasive treatment, mini implants can benefit your smile restoration in several ways, including:

  • Avoiding extensive prerequisite procedures
  • Rebuilding your smile long after having lost teeth
  • Enjoying all the benefits of a dental implant restoration
  • Faster implant placement, restoration, and healing
  • And much more

What About Small Diameter Implants?

Another type of dental implant is the small diameter implant. While the term is sometimes used interchangeably with “mini implant”, small diameter implants are technically slightly wider (about 2.2-2.5mm on average). However, they are still smaller than traditional dental implants. At The Dental Implant Place, we place every type of dental implant – mini, small, and traditional – depending on which provide the safest and firmest fit for your specific needs.

Learn if You Qualify for Mini Dental Implants

Small diameter implants and mini implants help us create viable implant-supported restorations for patients who might not qualify for traditional implants. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We also proudly serve patients in Dallas, Weatherford, Arlington, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.