Mini Dental Implants vs Conventional Implants
In this video, Dr. John Coolican, a renowned Wilkes-Barre, PA implant dentist, explains the distinguishing factors that separate mini dental implants from larger traditional implants.
Unlike old style conventional implants, I can often provide immediate results. No need to go without teeth for months like the old style conventional implant. It also may be the best option when you are told that you need bone grafting before the old style traditional implant. There is a much lower incidence of implant infection, known as peri-implantitis, with these smaller one piece implants. It is a very patient-friendly procedure, unlike old styled traditional implant procedures which usually involve two or more separate surgeries over several months with cutting, bleeding and stitches. There are five main advantages of the mini dental implant: it is less invasive, less pain, less healing time, less visits to the dentist, and less expensive.
It should be considered the first choice often in medically compromised individuals due to its minimal invasiveness. Additionally, I also offer similar sized regular one piece implants when the situation warrants. It is best to consult with a mini dental implant professional to determine if mini dental implants are suitable for your specific situation. At times, I will prescribe a combination of regular and mini implants. Contact me for your free consultation and I’ll show you what I can do for you.