There are several kinds of implants. The one most people are used to hearing about are “dental implants.” These are implants that require between six, to as many as nine, months to heal before the restoration can take place. These kind of implants can take the pounding a regular tooth can, which is why many implant specialists focus on them solely.
Over the last five years, mini-dental implants have become more popular. There are smaller in size, and are used primarily for people who need to have one tooth replaced. Since they are smaller, the also cost less. The average costs range between $400 to $1,200, depending on a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, the quality of the implant being used, and geographic location.
The main challenge many of our Pros have with mini implants is the lack of durability they claim they have. We are in partnership with our implant specialists, so we take them at their word; and suggest you do as well. Due to the smaller size, the Pros feel minis aren’t able to withstand the wear and tear brought on by the constant pressure people put on their teeth. Think about it – how often are you munching on things throughout the day?
Now multiply that by 365 days a year, then multiply that by five years and that’s just one small segment of time. Imagine how that affects a mini implant not designed to withstand that kind of pressure. It is entirely possible that you may need to replace that implant sooner than you would a traditional implant.
Of course this is all speculation, because not enough time has passed for us to take a definitive stance against, or for, them. Of course, not all of our Pros are against them; and some of them offer every kind of implant available. To find out if the implant specialist we have representing the pros in your area offers them, give them a call at to set up your free examination today.