Conventional Implants vs Mini Dental Implants

Watch this video by Dr. Bruce Fine, an experienced New Jersey implant dentist, as he explains the distinguishing factors that set mini dental implants apart from traditional two-piece implants.

I’d like to provide you with an overview of the differences between standard or conventional implants and mini implants. I’ve been working with implants since 1989 and have had extensive experience with standard implants over several decades. However, there are some noteworthy advantages to mini dental implants. Studies have demonstrated that mini implants tend to be more long-lasting compared to conventional implants. This durability can be attributed to the fact that mini implants are single pieces, unlike standard implants that consist of multiple pieces with tiny gaps where bacteria can accumulate. Another significant advantage of mini implants is the ability to place prosthetic components on the same day as the implant procedure.

In contrast, with standard and conventional implants, there is typically a waiting period of around three months for the bone to integrate fully. This is not necessary with mini implants due to their unique design and placement technique, which differs significantly from standard implants. Furthermore, mini implants offer a substantial cost advantage, being approximately half the cost of conventional implants. This cost-effectiveness makes them a wonderful alternative when compared to standard implants. In summary, mini implants offer a compelling option due to their durability, same-day placement capability, and cost-effectiveness, which distinguishes them from standard implants.


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Hailing from Wayne, NJ, Dr. Bruce Fine is deeply rooted in our community. He is an alumnus of Lafayette Elementary School, Anthony Wayne Junior High, and Wayne Valley High School. Subsequently, he pursued his higher studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. In 1984, Dr. Fine earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Three years later, in 1987, he founded his private practice, Fine Dental Care.

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Dr. Fine passionately offers his expertise to the community.

Additionally, he is actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club and volunteers for the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) in Wayne, NJ.

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Dr. Fine’s extensive experience extends to being an Invisalign provider for over a decade. Committed to lifelong learning, he undertakes more than 75 hours of continuous education annually, focusing on areas like Mini Dental Implants, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation. Notably, Dr. Fine pioneered the Pinhole Surgical Technique on the east coast and has been proficiently handling All-on-X dental implants for over a decade.

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