What is the difference between a dental implant and a mini-implant?
A dental implant consists of a base that is made from titanium or another material that is compatible with the human body. This base is placed in the bone of the jaw, and an abutment piece is used to attach a lifelike crown at the gum line.
A mini-implant is a dental implant that is simply smaller in diameter. This can offer several advantages including faster healing time and less time spent in surgery. This may also be a good option for patients who have less-than-ideal jaw bone health.
Either form of dental implant is a great choice for long-term tooth replacement. Implants are extremely functional and comfortable, and they look just like natural teeth! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Igor Kaplansky to find out which type of implant is right for you.
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