Mini-Dental Implants

In some situations, there is not enough bone to place a regular sized dental implant. This is where a mini-dental implant (or MDI) may offer a good alternative. MDI's are dental implants, that are smaller than 3mm in diameter. Like a regular sized dental implant, they are made out of titanium and when integrated in the bone, act like stable tooth roots. Because of their smaller size, it is not yet suitable to place single crowns on these mini-dental implants.

However, when multiple MDIs are used simultaneously, they can act as excellent anchorage to help stabilize a removable lower denture.