Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.
A main use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and they serve as the base of the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for a single tooth, an entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to the gum line. The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for a recovery period, and the restoration can usually be placed right away or only a short time after.
Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Contact us for a consultation.
If you are interested in perfecting your smile, find out more about safe and effective tooth restorations with Mini Dental Implants. You will receive long-lasting, stable support that can last a lifetime. Since 2004, Dr. Coolican’s patients have been enjoying the stable, long-lasting benefits that mini dental implants offer. Approved by the FDA as a long-term method for tooth implantation, mini dental implants only continue to increase in popularity. View our MDI video below.
Are Mini Dental Implants for you?
For patients in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas who are just learning about Mini Dental Implants, the implant experts at John Coolican, DMD will help you to better understand how they work, their various uses, and if you are a candidate for the MDI’s.
Mini Dental Implants are the cost-effective, simple, minimally invasive alternative to traditional implants. Mini Dental Implants, “The Small Wonder!” are smaller in size when compared to traditional dental implants. Dr. Coolican specializes in MDI’s for a variety of dental procedures including placement of crowns, bridges and dentures and missing and broken teeth due to damage, decay or periodontal disease. Want to stabilize your dentures and get rid of messy adhesives, ask Dr. Coolican about the long-lasting benefits of MDI’s. Laugh, talk and live with comfort and confidence with mini dental implants!
Mini Dental Implants are a fantastic option when you are looking to restore your smile. Consisting of two pieces, the titanium rod connects to the dental prosthetic (crown, bridge, denture) for stable, long-lasting results. With local anesthesia, Dr. Coolican will place the mini dental implant into your jawbone where it will act as the tooth’s root. The titanium alloy implants bonds with the bone of the jaw, providing strength and stability for the dental prosthetic. Mini Dental Implants give you the look, feel and function of naturally growing teeth.
Don’t struggle with an imperfect smile. Mini Dental Implants by John Coolican, DMD can help. MDIs, provide strength and stabilization, allowing you to enjoy meals, carry on conversations and smile!
See what Mini Dental Implants can do for you:
- Replace Missing and Broken Teeth
- Provide Support and Stability for a Partial (Upper or Lower) or Complete Dentures
- Replace Partial or Complete Dentures with a Permanent Solution
- Enhance Comfort while Chewing
- Increase Confidence while Talking, Eating and Smiling
- Improve Your Overall Oral and Psychological Health
- Improve Esthetic Appearance and Regain Confidence
- Replace Bridgework (Multi-Tooth)
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Size – The smaller size and stature of the mini dental implants, when compared to their more traditional counterparts, not only increases the number of candidates who can undergo successful implantation, but also makes the implant process much quicker and easier. MDI’s can replace anywhere from a single tooth to a full set of teeth quickly and easily. Traditional implant procedures often require additional procedures such as sinus lifts and bone grafts in order to successfully place the implants. The mini dental implant size greatly reduces the need for these extra treatments, making the procedure quicker, easier and less invasive.
Time – Traditional dental implant treatments can take several months to complete. Once the traditional implant is placed, a significant healing period (three months or more) is needed in order for the implant to successfully fuse with the bone. Once the bone properly fuses with the implant, the prosthetic tooth or teeth can be placed. Proper healing benefits the long-term stabilization of the implant, but can be frustrating for patients who want more immediate results. In some cases, mini dental implants allow for immediate loading. This means that patients can walk out of Dr. Coolican’s office on the day of the procedure with an implant in place that is not only stable, but with use of a temporary dental prosthetics, can also be used immediately.
Versatility – Mini dental implants are more than just implants. MDIs can be used to replace individual missing teeth, but they can also aid in other dental procedures such as dentures and crowns. Mini dental implants, above all else, provide long-term support for a variety of dental prosthetics.