Mini dental implants are made of the same material as the standard implants – titanium alloy. However, mini implants are quite smaller in size. They are primarily titanium posts with a ball (precision attachment) attached at the exterior end. After the implant is screwed into the jaw, bone grows and integrates with it over the course of three to six months. A suitable restoration is then fitted onto this precision attachment via a socket and a rubber O ring.
What is the Difference Between Conventional and Mini Dental Implants?
The difference between standard and mini implants is primarily the size. The diameters of mini implants range from 1.8 to 3.3 mm, while regular implants are 3.4 to 5.8 mm wide.