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When it comes to replacing missing teeth, each patient has a unique set of circumstances and needs. Thankfully, modern restorative dentistry offers a variety of options to ensure everyone has an opportunity to regain a complete and confident smile. In terms of dental implants, there are different types to meet different needs. Dental implants can vary in size. They come in standard and mini forms. How do you know which type of implant is best for you? Here’s some information to help guide you.

Why Does Size Matter?

First, let’s confirm that any type of dental implant is better than no implant at all. All implants are surgically placed into the jawbone for unrivaled stability, proper bone stimulation and life-like function. However, there are some differences between a standard implant and a mini dental implant.

A traditional implant is the most widely used option. They range in diameter size from 3.5mm to 6mm. Since they are slightly bigger than the mini version, they have the ability to provide a more stable and longer-lasting solution for missing teeth. Why wouldn’t everyone opt for a traditional implant? Standard implants require a certain amount of jawbone density to support them. If a patient is lacking, they may be forced to undergo bone grafting, or they may consider mini dental implants instead.

Mini implants are roughly 2mm to 3.5 mm diameter. Since they are smaller in size, they require less bone structure to anchor them in place. Mini implants are also slightly different in the way they are designed. While a standard implant involves both a post and abutment piece, a mini implant consists of a single component with a ball-shaped end. Thus, the restoration on top (crown, bridge, etc.) must be made with a special O ring to accommodate the mini implant attachment structure.

A big plus for mini implants is that they can often be placed in less time and involve less downtime and recovery. However, the drawback is that mini implants may not offer the same level of success rate as a traditional implant due to the smaller design. This may be especially true if you have a teeth grinding habit, as mini implants may not withstand the extra pressures of bruxism over time.

What is Right For You?

At 1899 Dental Implants, we take the time to carefully evaluate each patient and explain all treatment options. We will consider factors such as your existing jawbone density, your oral habits, your age and the number of teeth that are missing. If you would like to learn more about the differences between mini and standard implants as it pertains to your specific case, please schedule your consult with us today.

Posted on behalf of 1899 Dental Implant

2733 Elk Grove Blvd #160
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (877) 468-1899

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Our Patient Reviews

Liz B.

Went there for Free consultation and I went to 3 different dental implant places, and all were like at least $2400 more than here, I am so glad I found them, there office is modern.

Mark F.

I came to check their facility in Elk Grove, I called the 1899 number and the lady upfront was very nice and she scheduled me for free implant consult and when i reached their i was thrilled as facility was very modern, I got my CT scan done, no charge, whereas my oral surgeon in Sacramento wants to do it for $300 and dentist was very young, I was skeptical at first and I spoke to their other patients in the reception area and all say good things about him, I got my quote for 3 dental implants which is price of 1 dental implant from my oral surgeon here in downtown Sacramento. Go check them out they are good .

Brenda P.

Love there office in Elk Grove, they are best dental implant office in Sacramento, got my 2 implants done which I was waiting for so many years at almost half the price and they have latest technology, I am so excited to smile again, thanks to my friend who refereed me here and driving an hour was worth it.

Micheal S.

Got my All on 4 Implant dentures done here, prices were way cheaper than other places and doctors are very nice and knowledgeable.

Amy W.

Such a great experience at one of their offices in Elk Grove, Ora dental Implant Studio, Dr. Dalla was very knowledgeable, I got my All on 4 procedure done and everyone compliment on my smile now, their prices were way much better than clear choice. If you are looking for All on 4 implant denture in Sacramento I would highly recommend go check them out.

Lisa H.

Best dental office to get your dental implants done in Sacramento.