What is a Mini Dental Implant?
In this video, Dr. John Coolican, an experienced Wilkes-Barre implant dentist, explains today’s gold standard in implant dentistry for crown, bridge, and denture retention: the mini dental implant.
A mini dental implant is a small sized dental implant used to stabilize dentures or replace missing teeth. It consists of a titanium post. Titanium is the same material often used in joint replacements like a new hip or a new knee. It snaps into the denture and acts as anchor for permanent teeth. Mini dental implants are less invasive compared to the traditional old style implant, requiring a smaller surgical procedure, often without the need for bone grafting.
They are suitable for most patients, especially those with reduced bone density or limited space in their mouths. Mini dental implants offer a cost-effective, proven, and efficient solution for certain dental restoration needs. 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.