Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment choice for some patients, especially for those looking to stabilize a denture. Essentially, mini dental implants are smaller in diameter than regular implants, which, among other things, allows the mini implant to be successful even in thin bone. In this section, we have listed all the questions and expert answers we have collected about mini dental implants.

Regular Dental Implant vs. Mini Implant: What is the Difference?

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Answered By: Dr. Benjamin D. Oppenheimer - Amherst , NY

Kathy asks:
What's the difference between a regular dental implant and a mini-implant? Are mini-implants safe and effective for a single toot...

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Are Mini Dental Implants Less Invasive than Traditional Implants?

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Answered By: Dr. Allan Fuhr - Boca Raton , FL

Stacey asks:
I am missing a tooth on either side of the two main upper teeth. I am most concerned about healing time and the invasive proced...

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Can Mini Implants Support My Denture?

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Answered By: Dr. Scott Ganz - Fort Lee , NJ

Beth asks:
I have a full top denture. I have a partial but am thinking of having my front teeth extracted and mini implants to hold the two d...

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Are Mini Implants a Good Option for Loose Dentures?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Beverly asks:

My mother is 81 and has both upper and lower dentures. She feels she cannot eat properly because it feels like they will fall ...

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Mini Dental Implants on the Upper Jaw or Maxilla?

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Answered By: Dr. Aaron Carner - Greenwood , SC

Antonio asks:
After extensive reading of the online postings, I am still confused in the midst of the battle of "conventional" versus "Mini-i...

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Mini Implants: Will They Work for My Front Bottom Teeth?

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Answered By: Dr. Theodore M. Grossman - Aventura , FL

Erin, from Charleston, SC, asks:
I am missing three front bottom teeth. I am receiving many different suggestions from dentists with one sayi...

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Implant Supported Upper Dentures: Success Rate?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Anne from CT asks:

I am getting implant-secured upper dentures. My dentist says I need 6 mini implants and a sinus lift on the right and lef...

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Can Mini Implants Be Used Long Term?

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Answered By: Dr. Allan Fuhr - Boca Raton , FL

Terry asks:
Hello, I'm quite confused here! Are mini implants considered long term, as in years to decades? Are they appropriate for someone ...

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Mini Dental Implants for my Upper Teeth: How Long Will I Need to Wait After Extraction?

Steve asks:
I am going to have all my upper teeth removed and mini dental implants put in. What is the appropriate length of time to wait onc...

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Mini Implants for Lower Denture: How Long Do I Need to Wait After Extraction?

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Answered By: Dr. Benjamin D. Oppenheimer - Amherst , NY

Amy asks:

I'm considering mini dental implants for a lower denture. I still have the front 6 teeth on the bottom, but they are badly deterio...

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Insufficient Bone for Regular Implants: Can Mini Implants Stabilize My Upper Denture?

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Answered By: Dr. Steven M. Moss - Rutherford , NJ

Karen asks:

I wear a full upper denture. I do not have enough bone in the front for dental implants, but have sufficient bone on the sides f...

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Mini Dental Implants: How Long is the Wait?

Sally asks:
I have had dentures for 30 years. Now I am thinking of getting mini dental implants. How long is the process to get the minis imp...

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O Rings for Mini Dental Implants: Where Can I Get These?

Gary asks:

Can the o rings for the mini dental implant be bought by someone like me, a patient, who is not a dentist? And can I replace the...

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Cost of Mini Dental Implants vs. Regular Implants?

Nena asks:
I just read your advice about the difference between regular implants and mini dental implants. What I'm wondering thought, is wha...

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Only 4mm of Space: Are Mini Dental Implants an Option?

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Answered By: Dr. Benjamin D. Oppenheimer - Amherst , NY

Guy asks:
I have a missing front lower tooth and have had a bridge. However, I would like to have an implant now. But, I have 4mm space and h...

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Gums are Irritated from Mini Dental Implants: Would a Fixed Hybrid Work Better for Me?

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Answered By: Dr. Benjamin D. Oppenheimer - Amherst , NY

Diane asks:
I have mini dental implants with snap on dentures. My gums stay irritated and sore even though they fit well and show no sore spo...

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All On 4 or Mini Dental Implants?

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Answered By: Dr. Steven M. Moss - Rutherford , NJ

Karol from AZ asks:

I am interested in full denture replacement with dental implants. Could you please explain to me what the difference is ...

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O Rings for Mini IMTEC Implants: Why Do These Need to be Replaced So Often?

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Answered By: Dr. Carlos Boudet - West Palm Beach , FL

Janice asks:

I have had IMTEC implants for three years. The O rings need replacing very often. Sometimes not lasting more than one month. I ...

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Fixed Hybrid Dentures: What Is This?

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Answered By: Dr. Allan Fuhr - Boca Raton , FL

Howard asks:

I have seen two dentists regarding full arch dental implants for my lower jaw. One recommended conventional implants with 8 pos...

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Mini Implants vs. Regular Implants for the Upper Teeth?

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Answered By: Dr. Alan Winter - New York , NY

Joan asks:
I have looked into implants a few years ago to support my upper dentures and was told that I would need bone grafting to support t...

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