Very shortly, I will exploring the implimentation of mini dental implants. Essentially, these implants are as the name suggests, minature versions of implants. My understanding is that they are not designed to be load baring in the sense that you cannot support a crown that would be engaged in heavy or significant loading. But mini implants can be used to support dentures in cases where it is not viable for one reason or another to introduce a full implant. In addition to being diminutive in size, they cost less and have a shorter recovery time period. So where applicable, mini implants may be a very good alternative restoration procedure.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
- Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures (everydayhealth.com)