Treating the surface of a dental implant has been shown to promote osseointegration and reduce the likelihood of dental implant failure. The sandblasting procedure is just one way that the surface of a dental implant can be altered using different equipment to help encourage the success of the implant. The sandblasting process is straightforward and involves using a stationary or portable sandblaster to “blast” sand at the surface of a dental implant at a high velocity to change the texture of the surface. On a microscopic level, the sandblasting procedure “roughs up” the outer layer of the implant, creating a surface that is easier for the bone to grip as the implant heals. Like sandpaper, different sizes of sand or grit can be used to create different outcomes — larger pieces of sand are going to create a rougher surface while smaller grains of sand create a smoother but still textured surface.