Mini Implants



Are you living with one or more missing teeth? Perhaps you have a denture that moves or slips when you talk or eat? Have you ever been told that dental implants are not a good solution for you?

Mini implants might just be the right solution for you, and Dr. Cradduck can help!

How Is a Mini Implant Different?

Like traditional dental implants, mini implants are also placed into your jawbone during a short surgical process and then given time to integrate with your bone. They are also capable of supporting an implant crown, dental bridge, and dentures as a normal dental implant would. The difference is that mini implants are significantly smaller than traditional dental implants, so they are ideal for patients lacking bone structure.

Traditional implants typically require a large amount of healthy bone structure for optimum support, so a patient might need a bone grafting procedure to build their bone. Many patients in this situation are told they are not candidates for dental implants at all.

Mini implants are typically less expensive than traditional implants, and the surgical process is less invasive with a quick recovery time.

Which Prosthetics Can a Mini Implant Support?

Mini implants are capable of supporting a single tooth restoration, or implant crown. They’re also ideal for patients with prosthetics such as dental bridges or dentures. Whether you are struggling with ill-fitting dentures or you’re looking to get your first set, mini implants can support your appliances, eliminating any movement or slippage that occurs with traditional dentures.

Traditional dentures rely on suction to stay in place, which puts pressure on your jawbone and causes deterioration. Implants help keep your bone healthy and stimulated, protecting against resorption, or bone deterioration. This ensures longevity for your denture, which can potentially last a lifetime when it’s supported by dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are also more comfortable to wear as they don’t cover the roof of your mouth like a traditional upper denture.

Simple and Affordable

Dr. Cradduck has been placing and restoring dental implants for decades, and he is experienced when it comes to creating esthetically pleasing dentures that restore not only function but also your beautiful smile and confidence.. He works often with mini implants because they offer a simple, affordable, and reliable option for patients.

Are you ready to learn what’s possible for your smile? Because of his experience with mini implants, Dr. Cradduck is often able to make implant dentistry accessible to many patients who weren’t able to support traditional implants. He’ll be glad to guide you through the process from start to finish so you’ll work with the team you know and trust throughout your treatment.

If you’d like more information about restoring your smile with implants, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Cradduck.