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.

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MEET JOHN P. COOLICAN DMD, FICOI, FIAMDI, FAGD

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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