Do Mini Implants Have A Shorter Healing Time Than Regular Implants?

Hi. I’m 60 and a saxophonist. Last year I lost one front tooth. I cracked it cleanly below the gum line and it came out over a period of months. I have had periodontal surgery but have always had good teeth with only one filling to date. My dental surgeon is suggesting a £5000 implant with bone graft, implant then crown. I’m concerned with the healing time regarding playing my instrument, and have held off. Are mini implants a quicker viable option? Thanks – Ralph.
Hi Ralph, thank you for contacting me with your question. In my professional opinion, mini implants are no good for long term success. However, what your dentist has suggested sounds like a fairly chunky bill for just 1 implant. I would suggest getting a second opinion from another dentist, but ideally you should be looking at an average of £900-£2000 for an implant, with £400-£3000 for the bone graft. Good luck! 
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