Like a traditional implant, a mini implant iis a titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth.A retaining fixture that snaps into a corresponding fixture on your denture sits on top of the implant. The result is a more comfortable, stable denture that frees you from worrying about your teeth!
Difference Between Mini and Full-Sized Implants
A full-sized dental implant requires a certain amount of bone structure available to place the implant. Mini implants need less space so a site that has less than adequate bone for a full implant can be used.
The process of placing mini implants is often faster and easier than placing full-sized implants. Full-sized implants typically require several months of healing before they can reliably support dental restorations. In contrast, mini implants can often support a denture right away.
The procedure for placing mini implants is usually simple and relatively pain-free, with a recovery time of often just a day or two. Modifications to the denture are made on the same day the implants are placed, so you can begin wearing it with your new implant-supported dentures right away.