Lockport NY Dentist
Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, PLLC
Gasport, NY Dentist

What is the difference between a dental implant and a mini-implant?

When you decide to replace your missing tooth, you may find that you have a couple of options. Depending on the bone structure of your jaw and how many teeth you are looking to replace, you may consider dental implants. But did you know that you can also choose to have mini-implants placed instead?

Find out the difference between dental implants and mini-implants here!

Dental Implant

A dental implant consists of a base made from titanium or another material compatible with the human body. This base is placed in the jaw's bone, and an abutment piece is used to attach a life-like crown at the gum line. The dental implant provides a strong foundation for replacement teeth, and they function, look, and feel just like a natural smile. 


A mini-implant is a dental implant that is simply smaller in diameter. This can offer several advantages, including faster healing time and less time spent in surgery. This may also be a good option for patients who have less-than-ideal jaw bone health.

Long-Term Tooth Replacement in Gasport, NY

Either form of dental implant is an excellent choice for long-term tooth replacement in Gasport, NY. Implants are highly functional and comfortable, and they look just like natural teeth! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Igor Kaplansky or Dr. Samantha Smith to determine which type of implant is right for you.

Our dental office is conveniently located near Lockport, Terrys Corners, Wrights Corners, Carlisle Gardens, Hartland, and Highland Park.

We look forward to welcoming you to our dental office!

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