Is Bone Grafting Required For a Mini Dental Implant?
In the following video, Brent Bradford, DDS, explains when a bone autograft is necessary to provide the required foundation for a miniature dental implant.
When new patients come in, especially those who have been informed at other offices that bone grafting is necessary for implant placement, it’s important to understand that this is often not the case with mini implants. Bone grafting is rarely required for their placement.
However, if a tooth is extracted, we sometimes perform bone grafting to fill the socket and provide a foundation for natural bone growth. If you’ve been without teeth for a significant period, a CT scan during your consultation will provide detailed insights into the quantity and quality of bone you have, both in terms of height and width. Generally, for mini implants, a graft is not a standard requirement.
We invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation, where we can perform a CT scan and address all your queries regarding mini implants and whether bone grafting might be necessary for you.
- What is a Dental Implant?
- What is a Mini Dental Implant?
- What Issues Can Dental Implants Correct?
- What If I’m Missing a Single Tooth?
- What If I’m Missing Multiple Teeth?
- Conventional Implants vs Mini Dental Implants
- What If I Don’t Have Enough Bone for a Conventional Implant?
- The Mini Dental Implant Process
- Mini Dental Implant Healing Period
- What Can I Eat After Implant Surgery?
- Are Mini Dental Implants Painful?