Can I Get A Mini Implant To Replace My Premolar?



Can I Get A Mini Implant To Replace My Premolar?


If you need to place the implant the same day that you take the premolar out, the answer is No, you cannot.  You can fit five or more mini implants in the extraction socket left by the extraction of a premolar.

If you want to replace a single tooth with a mini implant, it should only be done when the size of the root of the tooth you are replacing is very narrow, such as certain maxillary lateral incisors or mandibular incisors.  It is not  recommended to replace a premolar with a mini implant since the root of the premolar is usually about five times larger than the size of a mini implant, and the forces exerted on a premolar are greater than one mini implant is designed to withstand.

If you were to use several mini implants and fuse them together to replace several teeth, it might work better, but that is not the case for one solitary implant in the area of the premolars or molars.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI
Phone: (561) 968 6022

About Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI

Dr. Boudet is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia. After graduating with a DDS degree in 1980, he became a commissioned officer for the United States Public Health Service. When his tour of duty ended in 1982 he received an award for outstanding service. He was asked to serve as Dental Director for Florida Community Heath Centers, supervise the operation of four dental clinics around lake Okeechobee. He established his dental practice in West Palm Beach in 1983 and has been in the same location for 30 years. He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a member of the Central Palm Beach County Dental Society and a chairman of the Advanced Crown and Bridge course of the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic. His articles on prosthodontics and implants have been published in several popular dental magazines.

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