Mini Dental Implant Process Explained

In this video, Dr. Chris Powell explains the mini dental implant process, including a CBCT scan, surgical guide, and more.

People often inquire about the process of getting a mini dental implant. During your consultation, we conduct a CBCT (3D X-ray) to precisely plan the placement of the implant and ensure it avoids critical structures. Following this, we typically order a surgical guide, which takes approximately three to four weeks to prepare.
On the day of the procedure, we administer local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. The implant placement itself typically takes about 20-30 minutes. Afterward, you may be prescribed antibiotics, though most patients find that over-the-counter ibuprofen is sufficient for managing any discomfort.
If you have concerns about dental implants or potential discomfort, I encourage you to schedule a free consultation. This will allow us to evaluate your suitability for mini dental implants and address any questions you may have about the process.

Insurances We Accept

Our Locations

Carolina Dental Arts - Durham Location - Durham North Carolina Dentist


415 Dunstan Avenue Durham, NC 27707
(919) 683-1847 View Location

Glenwood South

301 Glenwood Ave, Suite 210 Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 670-4944 View Location
Goldsboro Dental Office Carolina Dental Arts North Carolina


2720 Graves Drive Goldsboro, NC 27534
(919) 778-0098 View Location
Carolina Dental Arts - New Bern Ave - Dentist in North Carolina

New Bern Ave

3110 New Bern Ave, Suite 102 Raleigh, NC 27610
(984) 242-0568 View Location

Read Our Dental Blog

Learn about the services we provide, and the latest advancements in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry.

Your Orthodontic Treatment Options at Carolina Dental Arts

Our smiles can affect our confidence at any age. Imagine being a teenager, excited for school picture day but feeling self-conscious about your crooked teeth. Fast forward to adulthood, where first impressions matter in your [...]

Permanent Teeth Whitening With Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

Over time, our teeth bear the brunt of daily activities—whether it’s enjoying a delicious meal, engaging in sports, or simply aging gracefully. All these can lead to our teeth losing their bright, vibrant color. This [...]

Same-Day Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile Instantly

In today’s world, we’re all about speed and convenience. We love having our packages delivered on the same day and streaming our favorite shows whenever we want. So why shouldn’t dental care be just as [...]

How Can We Make You Smile Today?