Mini Dental Implants
If you have a missing tooth and reduced bone tissue, you may have been told that you aren't a good candidate for dental implants.
Dr. Peter Jeppsen might recommend mini dental implants instead – a smaller, less invasive alternative that can also replace missing teeth.
Why are mini implants a great choice for so many patients at our Boulder, CO, office?
Mini Implants Are Often Preferable Because They:
In most cases, mini dental implants are less expensive than traditional implants because they use fewer materials. Additionally, since they can often eliminate the need for a bone graft, mini implants can reduce the overall cost of your treatment.
Require Less Bone Tissue
Because of their reduced diameter, mini dental implants affect a smaller treatment site. This allows patients with bone resorption, a natural effect of tooth loss, to receive implants without first undergoing procedures like bone grafting.
Remain Very Effective
Like traditional dental implants, mini dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium and have shown impressive success rates. According to research published in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, mini dental implants were found to have a survival rate of 92 percent over a 12-year period.