When needed, yes. A good analogy for mini-implants vs. a regular implant would be comparing a car to a moped. In certain situations, a moped is appropriate, but a car is generally your go-to for daily transportation. While mini-implants have their uses, regular implants are stronger and typically the better choice for teeth replacement.
In many ways, mini-dental implants function just like a regular implant. But since they’re about the width of a toothpick, mini-implants are easier to place in the jaw. Mini-implants are often used to replace small teeth like incisors or in cases where there isn’t sufficient bone to place a full implant. Since mini dental implants are so tiny, there’s less trauma to the bone, so the healing period is much shorter than with regular implants.
At Westport Plaza Dental Associates, we believe in talking about all treatment plans thoroughly, and Dr. Scott will take the time to explain various treatments so that you can make informed decisions about your dental care.
If you are not sure whether a mini-dental implant is the right choice for you, please contact our Kansas City, MO dental office to arrange a consultation. Dr. Scott will be happy to evaluate your needs, answer your questions about implants, and work with you to develop a plan to restore your healthy smile.