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Regardless of which type of implant you choose, a traditional implant and a mini implant are both successful ways to accomplish the same thing, and that “thing” is to firmly hold in place a dental prosthesis. That is where the similarities end. Well, except for the fact that they are both implants and one is a smaller scale of the other.

Both types of implants are a sure way to get your smile back.

The traditional implants can lead to a wide range of procedures such as a single, multiple, removable, and fixed prosthesis. The prosthesis we are referring to is the teeth. We can use single implants to replace one tooth here and there in the mouth. Multiple implants can be used for multiple teeth, or to replace a bridge or partial. When it comes to full mouth restoration, dental implant surgeons can place 4-6 dental implants to replace an upper or lower set of teeth. This can lead to a removable prosthesis, which can be taken in and out for cleanings, sleeping, and general maintenance. Or we can go the fixed route and have a permanent prosthesis placed in the mouth. All of these procedures will lead to results that are very similar to your natural teeth.

The mini implants are mainly used for the use of removable prosthesis but at a fraction of the price. The use of mini implants is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the world. The biggest hurdle with these is the data that we lack. With the traditional, we have 45+ years of data proving that they can last your lifetime. With the mini implants, there is a fraction of that. And that is what surgeons are trying to get by with. These mini implants are about the size of a toothpick (in diameter) and their lengths can vary as well. Since they are not as thick as typical dental implants, more is needed to make up for the size. Mini implants have been successful in a number of offices and they continue to stay successful.

Both implant types need sufficient healing times. Healing times can vary among individuals and among what other procedures have been done alongside the implant placement.

It is best to contact your local dental implant surgeon to ask how dental implants can change your life. If you suffer from loose or painful dentures, or if you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants can help.

Nu Image Surgical and Dental Implants Center is the leading dental implants center in the region. With state of the art technology and a caring staff, they can take care of your dental implants needs, sometimes in as little as one day. Visit ( and contact them today.