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Dennis E. Kelly, DDS | Mini Implants in Indianapolis

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1260 N. Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219

 

(317) 897-3500

Mini Implants
 

Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.

A main use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and they serve as the base of the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for a single tooth, an entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to the gum line.

Another frequent use of mini implants is to replace a missing tooth.  The mini implant is placed in the bone and immediately is restored with a temporary crown.  You will be able to chew with it the same day it is placed.  2 weeks later an impression is made to create the permanent crown; once done the permanent crown will replace the temporary crown. 


The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for a recovery period, and the restoration can usually be placed immediately.

Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call for your consultation today.  Dr Kelley and staff will be glad to explain all of you options prior to beginning treatment.

 
 
Indianapolis Dentist | Mini Implants. Dennis Kelley is a Indianapolis Dentist.