When considering tooth replacement options, dental implants have outgrown any other modern procedure due to their effective restorative capabilities. Today a dental healthcare practitioner can avail a variety of dental implants to their patients based on the nature of their complication. The versatility of modern implants has really been beneficial in the remediation of complications that were not suitable for traditional implant procedures.


Take for instance patients suffering from atrophy and thus lack adequate jaw bone to offer sufficient support to a typical implant. To get a regular size implant such a patient would have to undergo a complete bone graft which interprets to more cost consequently making the dental option inaccessible to most. The development of mini implants, however, has completely reversed the situation for such patients offering the desired tooth replacement with maximum anchorage on the affected jaw bone. The main variation between regular and mini implants is the size factor. Mini implants have a smaller diameter, they do not require preliminary treatment of unhealthy bone tissues before the procedure and offer steady support to single or multiple teeth in the long run.  


Understanding The Contrasts

In a bid to attain best practices in dentistry, modern facilities have to update to cutting edge dental solutions being generated in the current golden age of technology. Patient safety outcomes determine service quality in dental facilities and Cortex is proactive in guaranteeing desirable patient outcomes with a futuristic product line that take modern dentistry to unprecedented levels. Regular size and mini implants featured in the Magix, Dynamix, Smart 1piece, Saturn, Easy2Fix and Classix categories offer real-time solutions that keep a patient’s dental health pristine. Both classifications of implants have the same outcome but understanding their differences is important.


Size Factor

The range of diameter for a traditional implant is 3.5mm to 6mm which creates the need for a full jaw bone but for mini implants they range from 2mm to 3.5mm. Mini implants are not as wide hence their impact on the jawbone is minimal. They do not require as much jaw bone to offer maximum support but for regular patients with healthy bone mass, it is advisable to stick to the normal size implants. This is because larger implants are more steady and have lower chances for failure. 


Shape Factor

Regular size implants are comprised of two major parts namely; the post and its abutment. In contrast, a mini implant is a singular screw designed with a post with an end that is ball-shaped. The ball part when installed is above the gum and fits into the tooth restoration that has a rubber O ring fabrication to secure the two.


Placement Factor

Installation of mini implants is less involving as it does not require bone grafting or sutures. This makes it possible to conduct a restorative procedure in just a single appointment. More procedures are conducted for regular implants hence the need for two appointments or more depending on the recovery period. The first appointment requires an extensive surgery for drilling a wider root for the implant and the next appointment the installation is conducted after a review.


Cost is also a factor for the two types of implants. Mini implants are inexpensive when compared to regular implants. The bottom line, however, is that Cortex Dental Implants has a variety of premium implants for every tooth replacement obligation.