Getting a dental implant is simply easier with a smaller implant, but there is a lot of misinformation floating around about the effectiveness of using a narrow-diameter implant, or a mini implant. The science doesn’t lie, however. We have been reviewing global mini implant research in Zanesville and have found, again and again, that narrow-diameter implants (NDI) are just as effective as standard implants. Plus, mini implants will allow you to:
- Eat all your favorite foods again
- Smile with more confidence
- Improve your oral and overall health
- Speak more clearly so you can avoid embarrassment
Mini Implants Produce Fantastic & Effective Results
The biggest question patients have is how can a mini implant compare to a full-size implant? How can they possibly accomplish the same things? The truth is that they can, and they often do so with less discomfort to you! Take a look at this research review that assessed the findings of over 21 research studies. The conclusion is that an NDI will produce the clinical results we are looking for!
In fact, there are many cases where placing an NDI is favorable to placing a standard implant. A Dentistry Today article takes a look at some of those situations. Patients with a smaller jawbone, less financial resources, and compromised oral health may find that where a standard implant is not an option, a mini implant will give them a full restoration and recovery.
Mini Implants Replace All Missing Teeth
Mini implants create solutions for your missing teeth, no matter how many teeth you are missing. Research shows that mini implants will osseointegrate just as effectively as standard implants. “Osseointegrate” is a scientific word for the bone and implant fusing together into one secure restoration.
A study comparing mini implants to standard implants found that there were no differences between the two when looking at their ability to secure a single dental crown. The survival of the implant and success rates were the same. You can read more about the benefits of NDIs in this case study that shows how a well-placed NDI was the best solution for the patients discussed.
Find Successful Implant Solutions at Our Office
The research is in, and mini implants, placed by a highly trained dentist, are a great solution. Dr. Hawkins has been extensively trained by the Midwest Implant Institute and Misch International Implant Institute. He also has Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists due to his successful implant cases and continuing education.
Still have questions? We’d love to answer them during your FREE mini implant consultation. Call us at 740-214-1301 to schedule yours, and continue your Zanesville mini implant research! Your smile is worth it.