Mini Dental Implants

Are you looking for a long-term solution to replace your missing teeth? We recommend mini dental implants because they are the tooth replacement closest in form and function to a real tooth.

An implant replaces an entire missing tooth, including the lost root, unlike bridges or removable dentures that sit on your gums.

Mini Dental Implants in Moses Lake, WA

At Skyview Dental, we are pleased to offer mini implants and traditional implants. Since we also use CEREC same-day crowns and bridges, we can often place and restore your implant during a single appointment. In many cases, patients can leave our office the same day with their implant and dental crown securely in place.

Everyone has different tooth replacement needs, and our individualized treatment approach ensures that you get the outcome you want. Before recommending implants, Dr. Despain will evaluate your dental and medical history and treatment goals and discuss your treatment options.

Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?

Aside from appearance, there are important health reasons to consider dental implants. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that replaces the lost root and simulates the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.

Dental implants also restore your ability to chew healthy foods and smile with confidence again. Because an implant is an artificial tooth root, it also helps maintain a strong, healthy jawbone that prevents bone loss and supports existing teeth.

Why Is Tooth Replacement Important?

Tooth roots hold teeth in place but also help maintain the health of surrounding gums and bone structure. When you lose a tooth, these structures break down, causing bone loss and receding gum tissue.

As bone loss continues, neighboring tooth roots lose their support, and teeth become loose. This continued bone loss and deterioration also causes the sunken facial appearance that you notice in people who have lost several teeth. It is also why denture-wearers notice that, over time, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep their dentures in place.

What Are the Benefits of Mini Implants?

We can usually complete implant placement and restoration in a single dental appointment because the procedure is less involved than a traditional implant. There are no surgical flaps or sutures used with mini implants, so healing time and discomfort are also significantly reduced.

Since they're so time-efficient, mini implants are also typically less expensive than traditional implants.

Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

Take a look at the benefits of mini dental implants:

  • Get immediate results without months of healing time
  • Restore your lifestyle, speaking, eating, and confidence
  • Improve the attractiveness of your smile
  • Anchor dentures, bridges, or single-tooth crowns
  • Preserve facial structure and bone

If you want to learn more about mini implants and see if you're a good candidate, please call our Moses Lake, WA dental office at (509) 766-7076.

Mini Implants or Traditional Implants?

Mini dental implants and traditional implants function the same way. However, because a mini implant is narrower than a traditional implant, it is easier to place, especially in areas where bone loss has occurred.

Their small size makes mini implants perfect for adult denture-wearers who have already suffered bone loss and might not be candidates for traditional implants. Dr. Despain places several mini implants along the jawbone, and custom dentures are designed to snap onto them.

Talk to Us about Tooth Replacement

We are pleased to offer traditional implants, mini implants, and implant-supported dentures at our Moses Lake, WA dental office. If you struggle with tooth loss, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options.