Mini Dental Implant Procedure Explained

Are you considering dental implants but have questions about the procedure and what is involved with dental implant treatment? Watch this video by experienced Butler implant dentist Dr. E. Ahono Gildersleeve as she describes the process for replacing missing teeth or securing loose dentures with mini dental implants.

The mini dental implant process is something that we do every day in our office. It’s a two step process. The first step, we make a small pilot hole through the gums to the underlying bone underneath. After that, we take the implant and we thread it through the pilot hole that we just made. When it’s done, it’s within the bone, and it looks just like this, so you see a little square and a ball on top.

Now, this can be done under local anesthetic with Novocaine, it can be done with nitrous oxide, or it can be done under conscious oral sedation. For example, if you had one front tooth replaced with a mini dental implant, how it would look would be exactly like this. You would have the gums, and then the implant would stick out of the gums from the bone, and then you would have a crown that would go over top, and it would look just like your natural teeth.

If you or someone you love needs a mini dental implant, meet with Dr. E. Ahono Gildersleeve to learn about the mini dental implant process and how the procedure can be done in a timely fashion.

The Mini Dental Implant Advantage

Immediate Results

Because they are less invasive, and don’t require the lengthy healing time of traditional implants, they can typically be loaded with crowns, bridges and dentures immediately.

Less Healing Time & Fewer Visits

Because mini implants are much smaller, placing them is a less invasive procedure—requiring less healing time and discomfort, and fewer visits.

No More Decay

Mini implants are made out of titanium—the same type of material that is used on artificial joints, and they are not subject to decay or periodontal disease.

Mini Dental Implants Can Change Your Life!

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Meet Donald Brockley, DMD

Dr. Brockley earned his doctorate degree in Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in 1972. He is a second generation dentist and a legacy of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine where his father, Dr. Charles R. Brockley earned his doctorate in general dentistry in the year 1927. While attending the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, he held the office of Class Secretary for his graduating class.

Following dental school, he chose to do his residency training at Wilmington Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware, with a focus on research.  Upon completing his residency, Dr. Brockley enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War Era as a Naval Officer.

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Meet E. E. Ahono Gildersleeve, DDS

Dr. E. Ahono Gildersleeve firmly believes that everyone deserves a stunning smile, and it’s this passion that has driven their career in dentistry. Combining expertise, a friendly demeanor, and a relatable approach, Dr. Gildersleeve is dedicated to helping patients achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Having graduated with a BS in Biology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, Dr. Gildersleeve went on to pursue her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Touro College of Dental Medicine in Hawthorne, NY. To further expand her knowledge and skills, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at NYU Langone, with specialized training at Shatkin Dental Health in Buffalo, NY. Being a second-generation dentist trained by the esteemed Dr. Todd Shatkin on Mini Dental Implants, Dr. Gildersleeve brings a wealth of expertise and a unique perspective to the field of dentistry. In July 2021, she joined her father’s practice, a Mini Dental Implant Center of America, in the greater Pittsburgh area after completing her residency, proudly carrying on the family tradition as a third-generation dentist.

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