Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC

Mini Dental Implants: The Future of Dentistry

patient pointing to model of mini dental implantsWhat happens if you want to restore your smile with dental implants but don’t have the necessary jawbone density? Look no further than mini dental implants from Capstone Dental. Our skilled implant provider in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Steven Yang, can place these long-lasting implants without any supplemental treatments. Read on to discover how mini implants can conveniently transform your smile and life!


What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are a type of dental implant designed for patients who have smaller gaps in their teeth or who may have limited jawbone density. These restorations are a great option for patients who may not qualify for traditional implant restorations. Mini implants are also a convenient and cost-effective alternative to single dental implants that can still offer the same life-changing results. 


Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants offer several advantages over traditional dental implants, including:

  • Shorter Treatment Time: Dr. Yang can place mini dental implants in one visit to our Charlotte, NC office, whereas traditional dental implants may take several months and multiple appointments until you’re ready to enjoy your smile.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedure: Mini dental implants are much smaller compared to traditional implants, making the procedure less invasive and uncomfortable.
  • Cost-Effective: Mini dental implants are typically a more affordable option for patients, as they require fewer appointments to insert and materials to make.
  • Maintains Jawbone Density: Mini dental implants can stabilize and support dentures, keeping your jawbone strong and durable enough to handle your day-to-day life.
  • Versatility: Mini dental implants can be used to stabilize a variety of dental prosthetics, including dentures, bridges, and crowns.

Who Qualifies for Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are ideal for patients looking for a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. Candidates for mini implants include those with:Woman smiling after dental implants in Charlotte!

  • A limited budget for dental implants
  • Missing teeth or gaps in their teeth
  • Loose or unstable dentures
  • Limited jawbone density

If you’re interested in mini dental implants, schedule your visit with Dr. Yang at our Charlotte, NC practice. We can perform a thorough evaluation to determine if they’re the right choice for you.


The Mini Dental Implant Process

Receiving a mini dental implant is quick and easy since the procedure can be completed in just one visit to Capstone Dental. The process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Dr. Yang will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health to determine if mini dental implants are the right restoration for you.
  2. Treatment Planning: Dr. Yang will create a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs to ensure the best possible results for your smile.
  3. Mini Implant Placement: The mini dental implants will be placed into the jawbone using a minimally invasive procedure for maximum ease and comfort.
  4. Healing: The mini implants need to heal for several weeks before the denture or other prosthetic can be attached.
  5. Final Restoration Placement: Once the mini dental implants have fully healed, Dr. Yang will attach the denture or other prosthetic to these fixtures, completing the mini dental implant process.


Frequently Asked Questions

You can extend the life of your mini dental implants with proper oral health care. To ensure the longevity of your mini dental implants, it is crucial to:

  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly
  • Visit your dentist for regular dental cleanings and exams
  • Avoid biting into hard foods or objects that could damage the implant
  • Maintain a healthy diet to support your oral health

You can receive mini dental implants in as few as one to two visits depending on your dentist. The first visit involves placing the implant, and the second visit involves attaching the restoration. The total time for both appointments is usually less than two hours. However, the time required for the implant to integrate with your jawbone (osseointegration) can take several months.

Mini dental implant restorations can last about six to nine years with proper care and maintenance. While this is a shorter lifespan than traditional implant restorations, mini implants make up for it by being a versatile and more convenient tooth loss replacement option. Ask your dentist if mini implants best suit your smile’s needs for optimal oral health.

Coverage for mini dental implants varies depending on your insurance plan. Your dental insurance provider may cover a portion of your implant procedure if it’s deemed medically necessary. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to see if they cover mini dental implants. 

Mini Dental Implants Can Make a Huge Difference

Don’t put up with missing teeth any longer. Mini tooth implants from Dr. Yang may be the ideal solution for your needs. Even if you lack the jawbone density for traditional implants, mini implants can make your smile dreams a reality without supplemental procedures,

Schedule a consultation with our Charlotte implant dentist by calling our office at 980-202-5696. You can also book an appointment online by filling out our convenient contact form. We proudly welcome patients from Matthews, Mint Hill, and Concord, NC.