Skyview Dental

Are small-diameter (mini) implants a good choice?

Mini implants are an excellent option to replace missing teeth and work just as well as traditional implants. A few things that make mini implants a great choice is that our Moses Lake dentist can often place the crown the same day as the implant. They also tend to be less expensive for the patient than traditional implants. 

The Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

Mini implants and traditional implants function the same way, but a mini implant is narrower. Their small size makes mini implants easier to place, especially in areas where bone loss has occurred. 

One example is adults who have been wearing dentures and don’t have adequate bone in their jaw to get a traditional implant. In this case, Dr. Despain places several mini implants along the jawbone and customizes dentures to snap onto them.

Because mini implants are smaller, they cause less trauma to surrounding bone and tissue, so you don’t have to wait as long for the implant to heal. In most cases, our dentist can place a mini implant and restoration on the same day, compared to full-size implants that take months to heal.

Learn More about Mini Dental Implants

At Skyview Dental, we understand how crucial it is to have a full set of teeth that look natural and function comfortably. If you have full or partial tooth loss, we have options to help you get your beautiful smile back.

If you would like to learn more about mini implants, please call our Moses Lake, WA dental office, and we will be happy to schedule an appointment.

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