Mini & Short Dental Implants

Dental Implants Serving NYC Including Manhattan


Mini Implants

Mini dental implants are a great option if you have small teeth, small incisors, or a narrow space in your mouth. They are also used to serve as stabilizers for lower jaw dentures and for pre-molar teeth. Our Manhattan periodontist creates mini implants made from titanium, the same element used to make full-size dental implants. The procedure is completed in less than two hours and does not require any incisions or stitches.

The following represent some of the key differences between mini implants and regular implants:

  • Mini implants are not fully submerged
  • Mini implants are more cost-effective
  • Mini implants do not contain a screw
  • Mini implants are about half the width of a full-sized implant

Short Dental Implants

Short dental implants, also known as denture-retention implants, securely hold dentures in place and are significantly less expensive than traditional dental implants. They can also be used for single tooth replacement in lieu of crowns or bridges. Small titanium posts (1.8 to 2 mm in diameter) act as the roots of your teeth and fit perfectly into the retaining fixtures that are inserted into your denture or crown. The retaining fixture placed in your denture or crown provides a firm hold, ensuring you can laugh, talk, and eat without worry.

While they are not intended as a permanent solution, short dental implants can be a quick, affordable, temporary solution that is said to last for up to ten years. This procedure takes less than 2 hours and requires no incision or stitches, which means that you can walk away with a brand new smile in just one appointment!

The process begins with a 3D scan of your jaw to ensure proper placement of the small titanium posts that will be inserted to secure your denture. The next step of the procedure is minimally invasive and is performed in our office under local anesthetic or light sedation. Four to six ball-headed posts are inserted into the lower jaw (depending on your particular need) while the retaining fixtures are placed into your denture. The retaining fixture contains an O-ring that ensures a snug fit over the ball head of the post. Your dentures will sit gently on your gums while being held firmly in place with the short dental implants. Due to its simplicity, there is almost no bleeding, swelling, or inflammation immediately following this procedure.

Before Short Dental Implant

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After Short Dental Implant

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Dental XRay

This alternative to traditional implants is FDA approved and our team at the office of Scott Froum, DDS is licensed to install them. If you feel that you can positively benefit from the installation of mini or short dental implants, consider contacting us! We look forward to incorporating the latest technology and research to assist you.

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