At the Dental Implant Place, our most frequently used dental implant is the small diameter implant. In fact, we place more small diameter dental implants at our Fort Worth office than any other practice in the state. Dr. Steve Brown, has a wealth of experience with this treatment, and feels it is often the superior alternative to traditional dental implants. Why? Because a small diameter dental implant offers several key advantages over a traditional implant:
  • They are less expensive, since they are composed of fewer materials and parts.
  • They are less invasive
  • They require less healing time
  • They provide a more comfortable recovery time
  • They are quicker to place and restore, allowing for a quicker surgery
  • They require less bone tissue to work with, allowing for greater compatibility with most patients
  • They can eliminate the need for bone grafting.
  • They result in less bone loss

Although Dr. Brown places different types of dental implants, he chooses small diameter implants when possible. Dr. Brown’s philosophy is to fit the dental implant to your anatomy and bone structure rather than making your bone and anatomy fit the implant.


Mini implants are a sort of subdivision of small diameter implants. The primary difference between these two types of implants is that mini dental implants have an even smaller width than small diameter implants (1.8-2.0 mm compared to 2.2-3.0 mm). This makes them the ideal choice for patients with the minimal amount of bone available for dental implant restoration. Both are made of the same materials (usually a titanium alloy) and both are inserted into your bone by being gently rotated into place after a small pilot hole incision. They are each minimally invasive, reducing the trauma of your implant procedure and often shortening your healing time as a result.


If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, have a damaged or decayed tooth that needs to be removed, or are missing most of your teeth and are interested in dentures, small diameter implants offer a potentially ideal solution. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown, or to learn more about these amazing devices, please contact our Fort Worth dental office today.

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