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 & 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 & determine if implants – either full-sized ones or mini dental implants – are right for you. Call Marineland Dental Care at 509-783-7349 to schedule a consultation.

Get Big Benefits with Mini Dental Implants

Mini implants offer most of the same benefits as full-size implants, such as ease of care, durability, & 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 509-783-7349. Or use our convenient online form to make an appointment at our Kennewick, WA dentist office.

What are mini dental implants?

Those who may not be eligible for standard implants due to bone loss may be eligible for mini implants. Mini implants are smaller than standard implants so they don’t need as much space in the bone to be installed. Mini implants are used to secure an advanced kind of dentures or partial dentures. These dentures are much more secure than standard dentures because they clip on to the mini implants instead of being attached by adhesives. Patients who have implant-supported dentures are often able to eat many foods that they might not have been able to with standard dentures.

Mini dental implants can also be a slightly more affordable option for whole-mouth restoration than a full set of standard dental implants. You will need to have a consultation with the dentist in order to determine if mini implants is a good option for you.