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.



Dr. Coolican is a second-generation dentist and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. With a deep passion for serving the residents of Eastern Pennsylvania, he has remained committed to staying on the cutting edge of implant dentistry through continuing education in the best treatment modalities and technologies.

As a practitioner focused on dental implants, Dr. Coolican maintains an unwavering dedication to excellence. He completed a comprehensive general dental practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the VA Hospital System.

His professional achievements include:

  • Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI)
  • Fellow and Founding Member International Academy of Mini Dental Implants
  • Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • Member International Dental Implant Association (IDIA)
  • Member Academy of Osseointegration

Dr. Coolican’s expertise is unparalleled, having successfully placed nearly 10,000 Mini and One-Piece Dental Implants since 2004 and completing over 1,000 hours in advanced continuing education. Dr. Coolican’s experience and expertise in this technique surpasses any other doctor in Eastern Pennsylvania and other surrounding states.

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