Everyone has different teeth sizes. This is why each dental implant is explicitly produced for each individual. The difference between a regular implant and a mini implant is a matter of size. A regular implant uses a post that has a standardized size.
Testing has proven that a post of standard size has the most stability and durability. This makes them the preferred option when a dental implant procedure is required.
However, not everyone is a good candidate for a standard size or regular dental implant because a sufficient amount of bone density is required for the implant to be long-lasting and non-intrusive. Additionally, as more of titanium or zirconium is used in the production of a regular implant, they can be more expensive.
This is why many patients seeking cost-effective implants or who have low bone density are recommended mini implants. Mini implants use a narrower screw making them more cost-effective and easier to place in your mouth. The only drawback is this narrowness makes them slightly less stable and long-lasting compared to a regular implant.