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The Difference Between Dental Implants and Mini Dental Implants in Boulder, CO

The Difference Between Dental Implants and Mini Dental Implants

Our goal is to provide you with a replacement tooth that is long-lasting, durable, and looks natural. Since every patient is unique, the only way to determine which type of implant is right for you is to conduct a physical examination and to take X-rays. Once we do, we can discuss whether a traditional implant or mini dental implants would be the best way to replace your teeth. We will then answer any questions that you may have, prior to scheduling an appointment for the procedure. At PeakView Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we will ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the process.

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It all comes down to size.

A traditional dental implant generally has a diameter of 3 to 6mm. A mini dental implant is typically half of the size of a traditional one. There are several reasons why a mini dental implant may be chosen over a traditional size. First, people that do not have enough bone density to support a full size implant may be able to receive a mini dental implant due to the decreased size. This creates more opportunities regarding tooth replacement options for adults suffering from tooth loss along with our elderly patients that tend to suffer from resorption on a more regular basis. That is good news and if you have been told that you cannot get implants due to a lack of bone density, call 303-578-5800 for a second opinion.

The one downfall of using a smaller implant is that the implant itself may not be as strong or as durable, simply because it receives less support from the jawbone than a traditional implant would. In our Boulder dental office, we know that mini dental implants are still incredibly secure but if you are looking for the most durable and secure tooth replacement, a traditional dental implant is still your best option.

Attaching a tooth

When comparing the differences between traditional dental implants and mini dental implants, it is important to note that neither of these options are implanted with the tooth attached. When the procedure is first completed, the titanium post is inserted under the gums and secured to the jawbone. The attaching of the visible tooth comes later after the process of osseointegration has completed. The process by which the tooth becomes attached, however, is different depending on the type of implant you get.

A traditional dental implant typically requires a second metal piece called an abutment to be secured in place at the gum line. Once secure, the new tooth (crown) will be attached. With a mini dental implant, one step is removed from this equation. There is no need for an abutment because a mini implant has a small ball at the end of it. As a result, the new tooth can be secured without this third piece.

Dental Implants: What Are they made of?

At PeakView Dentistry, we place dental implants that are made of titanium. In our dental office, we understand how unique and valuable titanium is since it is the only metal that can be integrated into the body. As a result, the body will think that your new root (the titanium rod) is natural matter and will provide the same level of stability to it that the jawbone would to a natural tooth. At the same time, the implant will provide stimulation to the jawbone for a symbiotic relationship.

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Dental Implants and Mini Dental Implants FAQs

Are there any differences between dental implants and mini dental implants regarding how long they last?

Traditional dental implants placed in our dental office can last for a lifetime. Traditional dental implants are made of titanium, a material that will fuse with the jawbone to provide stability and security for the replacement tooth. With regular brushing, flossing, and bi-annual teeth cleanings, you can keep your natural teeth and your implants in excellent condition. At PeakView Dentistry, we have also seen mini dental implants that have a long lifespan. However, additional research will be necessary to determine exactly how long they will last. In the meantime, we are confident that you will like the appearance of your new replacement tooth. To learn more, visit our dental office.

Both can be used to replace missing teeth or to serve as anchors for a different prosthetic like dentures. They are natural looking and durable. To learn more, visit our dental office.

We tend to recommend mini dental implants when the process of resorption begins to take place and the jawbone is not dense enough to support the implant. We also recommend mini dental implants for a temporary or faster solution since the process can be completed more quickly.

 

Not at all. Once your new tooth (crown) is attached, a mini dental implant and traditional dental implant will look exactly the same. The differences between the two are in the size of the metal post that is implanted under the surface of the gums. The crown itself will be made using an impression of your mouth and measurements that were taken of your teeth in our dental office. That way, your new tooth will look completely natural and blend in with the surrounding teeth, regardless of the size of implant that you received.

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Dr. Kwiatkowski

Dr. Adam Kwiatkowski, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has received multiple awards for his outstanding achievements in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is a recipient of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists’ Pre-doctoral Student Achievement Award and a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

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Dr. Hearne

Dr. Hearne, originally from Las Vegas, was inspired to become a dentist at the age of 12 by a close family friend who was a renowned dentist. With a foundation in customer service and excellence from his early career in the hotel industry, Dr. Hearne was further inspired to become a compassionate caregiver for his patients after the passing of his younger brother to cystic fibrosis at the age of 7.

Dr. Olsen

I was born in Ogden, Utah and always knew I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. After serving an LDS mission in South Africa and getting married, I studied biology at Weber State University and attended the prestigious Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. There, I received multiple awards for clinical excellence before settling down in St. George with my family.

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From the minute I walked in I was greeting with kindness, care, and exceptional treatment. Ellie is an extremely warm and welcoming person, and she made the whole dentist office experience interesting, comfortable, and a lot less stressful than expected. Dr. K and the whole team also deserve the most praise, as they are all diligent, kind, respectful, and educated individuals who truly show care for their patients/clientele. I not only left with exceptional treatment, but newfound friends. Thank you everyone!

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May 11, 2024
My experience today at PeakView was extraordinary. The staff I had the pleasure of meeting were all very knowledgeable, friendly, interesting, interested, warm and just wonderful. The interior is clean eclectic with the latest in technology. The views from the comfortable dental chairs were of the mountain range! A first class experience!

Lori Benvenuto

5/5
May 1, 2024
Things are moving along towards getting my implants placed. Each case is unique and specific. The staff is wonderful and explains the process well. I am so thrilled to finally move towards having upper teeth in my mouth. Thank you!!

kirsty head

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May 1, 2024
Super friendly and helpful! Helped me choose the best path forward with my dental care and were quick to fix any problems I was having!

Kimberly Howard-Borneman

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April 24, 2024
My experience has been wonderful- Everyone in the office that has worked with me, treat me with genuine care, are friendly and explain each step of my procedures. I am getting my smile back and can’t thank them enough for everything. Will be sharing photos of my journey to restoring my smile soon!!

Maria Burmester

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April 20, 2024
Everybody in peakview is so helpful and attentive,answering all our questions esp.Ashley.She is so sweet 😋 I’m already recommending them to all my friends and family.Dr.K is so awesome,friendly and knowledgeable and so sweet.we are all like family and they are all helpful in everything and anything…you guys gotta see it for yourself….thanks every1!!

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Ashely has been amazing and so helpful with my grandma! I highly recommend this company and the people here are all so amazing!! ♥️🙏🏼

Melissa Angiel

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April 12, 2024
Consistently excellent experiences. Not only is Doctor K listed as a top doctor in the field for at least two years running (2022 & 2023), but he is super caring and nice. The office has a lot of high tech equipment and the staff are all super sweet & very accommodating and helpful. I have brought my three kids here too for years. Highly recommend!

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Say Goodbye to Insecurities: Choose Dental Implants

Say goodbye to missing teeth, and take back your smile today with dental implants. Stop hiding behind social awkwardness – rediscover confidence and reclaim your life now with the proven solutions of dental implants that are sure to last you a lifetime. Get your naturally attractive smile now; trust dental implants, the confident choice!

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