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Understand the Truth With Mini Implant Research in Zanesville

Getting a dental implant is easier with a smaller implant. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation floating around about using a narrow-diameter implant (NDI), or a mini implant. However, our mini implant research in Zanesville shows these smaller implants are just as effective as standard implants. They 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

Call us today at 740-214-1301 to schedule your free mini implant consultation. You can find out more about this process and how it can improve your smile.

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. Plus, 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. We have found that an NDI will produce the clinical results we want for your smile.

Mini implants create solutions for your missing teeth. There are many cases where placing an NDI is favorable to placing a standard implant. A Dentistry Today article reviews some of those scenarios. For example, they typically benefit patients with a smaller jawbone, less financial resources, and compromised oral health. A mini implant will give you a full restoration and recovery when a standard implant is not an option.

In addition:

  • Research shows that mini implants will osseointegrate just as effectively as standard implants. “Osseointegrate” is a scientific word for bone and implant fusing together into one secure restoration.
  • A study comparing mini implants to standard implants found 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, which shows how a well-placed NDI was the best solution for the patients discussed.

The research is in. Mini implants are a great solution when placed by a highly trained dentist. 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.

Call 740-214-1301 for an appointment or if you have any questions about our Zanesville mini implant research. We’d love to answer them during your free consultation.

Common Questions About Our Mini Implant Research
Are mini implants effective?

A mini dental implant is also referred to as a narrow-diameter implant (NDI). All that means is that it’s smaller than a traditional dental implant and can be placed in areas where there isn’t enough room or bone to accommodate a standard implant. Time and again, the research shows that mini implants are just as effective in restoring teeth as full-size implants.

Do mini dental implants prevent bone loss?

Studies show that a mini dental implant will fuse naturally to the jawbone just as well as a standard-sized implant. That process, known as osseointegration, is the feature that sets implants apart from standalone restorations. Once a mini implant is placed, it will attach to your jawbone and promote new, healthy bone growth so your replacement teeth have just as much stability and longevity as they would with a traditional dental implant.

Do mini implants work?

Typically, mini implants are great for tooth loss patients who have lost too much jawbone mass to support a standard implant, don’t have enough room in their mouth for full-size implants, or don’t have the financial resources to afford dental implants but prefer a stronger, more lasting tooth loss solution than conventional dentures. Dr. Hawkins can determine if you’re a good candidate for mini implants during your consultation.