Mini Dental Implant

Dental Implants have a huge advantage in replacing the gaps in teeth. These are the best treatment when conventional ones are not advisable or when patients choose to not have conventional fixed dentures. The surgery of these implants are less invasive since it’s using smaller parts that is why most patients prefer miniature implance. These are perfect for patients that don’t have enough bone density to support a conventional dental implant.

Contents: What it is? | Am I a Candidate? | How much it costs? | Appointment | FAQ

What is a mini dental implant?

Mini teeth implants for Oakland communityThese Teeth implants has similar materials to the standard dental implants which is titanium alloy. The titanium alloy of these implants are smaller in size with a ball (precision attachment) fixed to the exterior end. When it is screwed to the jaw, patients will have to wait for three to six months so it permanently fuses to the jawbone. Once the healing process is finished, a suitable restoration is fitted into the attachment with a socket and rubber o-ring.

Compared to the standard implants that measures 3.4 to 5.8mm wide, mini dental implant are 1.8 to 3.3mm wide. Mini implants also contains smaller two-piece structure whereas standard implants have three-piece structure. Mini implants can be installed in one visit and using only a local anesthesia. Sutures are not often needed in these type of implant.

Am I a candidate for Mini dental implant?

These are best for patients who cannot use conventional implants because is not enough bone density or any other reasons. You can benefit from these if you do not want traditional solutions such as fixed bridges, upper or lower fixed dentures, or any other means of replacing your missing teeth. Below are some cases where this treatment can work with our patients:

  • Insufficient Bone Density – The success of implants depend on the quality of the residual bone. If there is enough bone quality, then there’s a high chance that the artificial roots will stay secured and the implants can last a lifetime. However, if the bone is not dense enough, mini dental implants could be the perfect solution.
  • Unfit for Surgical Procedures to Enhance Bone Quality – In most cases your dentist will perform various procedures that aims to improve the quality of the upper and lower jawbone. Some of these procedures are sinus lift, alveoloplasty, and bone augmentation. However, there are cases when a patient suffers from chronic illnesses or malignant which make the unfit for any type of surgical procedure. In these cases, your dentist may choose mini restoration as it needs less bone density for proper retention and functionality.
  • Insufficient Space Available – When the natural tooth is lost, the opposing tooth gradually moves into the vacant space. When that happens, it is not possible to place conventional implants into the smaller spaces; thus, mini implants are preferred as it is shorter in height and can be fitted into smaller space easily to keep the space filled and prevent shifting.

How much does mini dental implant cost?

They cost of mini dental implants range in price in Oakland, California from per implant. Implant supported lower dentures in Oakland, CA, for example, can range from , which is cheaper than a full sized implant-supported denture. There are other factors that affect the cost such as the type of material used, and the expertise of a specialist nearby. The fees can get lower if you have a dental insurance near you. Compare the cost with other similar treatments in Oakland: Same day dental implant cost and All-on-4 dental implant cost. Read About us.

Oakland, Mini dental implant

At Oaktown Dental in Oakland, California we offer cost-effective mini dental implants. Our team takes pride in ensuring that our patients are comfortable and walk out with confident smiles on their faces. We offer low cost treatments in Oakland, accept most PPOs (and HMOs) and are glad to answer any questions you have about the process or cost. Schedule an Appointment to learn more about this procedure.

FAQ for Mini Dental Implant

What do mini dental implants cost?

Mini implants normally cost less than traditional implants because it does not require invasive surgery to place it. It is usually done in one appointment. The cost range between per implant. The dental implants cost with insurance is lower compared to dental implants without insurance.

Are mini dental implants as good as regular implants?

Mini dental implants use the same material as regular implants; thus the quality and function from regular implants is retained. The difference with mini dental implants is that they are smaller and it can be used to fill the gaps of smaller areas where a traditional implant can’t fit. It is smaller in diameter which means it can be used for patients with severe bone loss. At Oaktown Dental you can choose between regular and mini dental implants.

Do mini dental implants last?

Similar to traditional implants, mini dental implants are excellent replacement for missing permanent tooth. The titanium posts are placed in the jaw and it can last for almost a lifetime. The abutment crown is made to last for up to 25 years with proper care and maintenance. With Dr. Zahid H. Ahmed DDS skills and expertise, the dental implants are sure to last a lifetime.

Do mini implants break?

Although mini and traditional dental implants are made to be as strong as your natural tooth, it is made of various parts. The replacement tooth, for example, is made from titanium and inserted into the jawbone. Although titanium is stronger than the tooth’s root, it needs to be integrated into the jawbone for several months. The abutment can get bent or broken if the patient encounters trauma to the mouth. The dental crown is as strong as the natural tooth, but it can also break if the force is as strong as the natural tooth can break.

How long after extraction can I get mini implants?

Healing time is recommended after a tooth extraction because there is usually a hole left in the teeth that has a larger diameter than the mini dental implant.

Mini Dental Implants Near Me

The location of your dentist can make a huge saving in time and money especially if it is near where you live, work or study. This is because you’ll have several treatment or follow up appointments in addition to your routine visits. If your dentist is near you, it will be more convenient to visit them whenever you need. Also, look for dentists with excellent reviews in mini dental implants and the one you’ll feel comfortable working with.


Committed to Exceptional Dental Care

We Offer A Diverse Range of Dental Service

Zahid H. Ahmed, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

Dr. Zahid Ahmed combines current advances in dentistry with holistic health to bring patients the best possible dental care. His goal is to provide patients with personalized service, creating lasting relationships based on trust and expertise.

Dr. Ahmed received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He has worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and maintains a position as Clinical Instructor at Stanford University. He is recognized as a Fellow in both the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI). He believes continuous learning in dentistry allows him to stay current, and provide the best possible dental care for his patients.

Book Your First Visit

Talk to Dr. Ahmed

  • No Pressure 30 Minute Consultation

    We lead through patient education. In your consultation, Dr. Ahmed will get to know you and your needs. After, he will perform a comprehensive exam to more accurately determine a treatment plan you feel comfortable with.

  • Unsurpassed Implant Experience

    In addition to being a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Ahmed continues to train other dentists on Dental Implantology.

  • Cost Effective Treatment

    We make sure we have a treatment plan for every budget. We pride ourselves on providing VERY affordable care that is guaranteed to be the highest quality.

  • We accept many PPO plans and are preferred providers and in-network with over 13 major insurances.

  • 6 – 12 month payment options available

Request Consultation


Simple Payment Options


At Oaktown Dental we understand the importance of giving our patients different payment options to better suit their needs.

  • We accept many PPO plans and are preferred providers and in-network with over 13 major insurances.

  • Conveniently offer a Membership Plan

  • 6 – 12 month payment options available.

Financial Plan

Dr. Ahmed uses Blue Sky Plan, a leading, state-of-the-art, dental implant treatment planning software. Dr. Ahmed can virtually place the dental implants into a digital version of your mouth to determine the perfect implant placement. Ideal implant placement has great looking results that last a long long time. Best of all, it makes the implant placement process a short and straightforward process with the least amount of discomfort and fastest recovery times.

Free Consultation

Talk To Dr. Ahmed

Give Our Oakland clinic a call at 510-319-0189 or request a consultation below!

Request A Consultation