Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants Make A Big Impact

Dental implants are a great tooth replacement for many people, but they won’t work for everyone. They aren’t a good option if you lack enough bone density in your jaw or if age or health issues will slow healing after an implant is placed.

That doesn’t mean you have to forget about dental implants, though. Mini dental implants may work for you! They offer the same benefits as their larger cousins, but are smaller and thus can be placed in situations where full-sized implants simply aren’t practical. They are especially useful for securing lower dentures.

Kennewick, WA dentist Dr. Walter Hadley can help you assess your choices and determine if implants – either full-sized ones or mini dental implants – are right for you. Call Marineland Dental Care at 509-591-0515 to schedule a consultation.

Get Big Benefits with Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants offer most of the same benefits as full-size implants, such as ease of care, durability, and preservation of bone structure. In addition, they:

  • Won’t require a bone graft or other surgery. If bone density is lacking, dentists sometimes recommend a bone graft or other procedure to prepare your jaw for a dental implant. But mini dental implants can be placed without added surgery.
  • Heal more quickly than full-sized implants. The placement site for full-sized implants typically takes a few months to heal enough to support replacement teeth. With mini dental implants, you can usually get replacement teeth right away. The area heals within days.
  • Are easier to place than full-sized implants. Because placement is easier, the procedure is quicker. You’ll typically only require local anesthesia, though we can provide dental sedation if you want it.
  • Can support replacement teeth right away. In most cases, Dr. Hadley will be able to place your replacement teeth on the same day you get your mini dental implants.

To see if mini dental implants can help you, call Marineland Dental Care at 509-591-0515. Or use our convenient online form to make an appointment at our Kennewick, WA dentist office.

Dr Walter Hadley on Mini Implants – Marineland Dental Care, Kennewick, WA

Mini implants, or small diameter implants, are great when you don’t have enough width of bone to put them in to. There are these little knife edge ridges which to put an implant into would take one or two bone grafting, sometimes some skin grafting, to get those to enough bone density and size that you could put a standard implant in. Mini implants or small diameter implants are very nice option when a person wants implants but doesn’t want to go through bone grafting.

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