Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implant (MDI) procedures are becoming a popular choice of implant for many patients who are uncomfortable with the thought of a full implant or are worried about the cost. They are the most patient-friendly, cost-effective, and proven dental implant system available today.

The mini implant is about two times smaller than the normal-sized implant and is commonly used as a temporary measure, replacement for small teeth or incisors or a means of stabilising the lower denture, especially in older patients. Due to its short length, it does not fuse easily with the jaw bone, but can last a long time. It comprises of a slim titanium rod that has a retaining fixture which can be incorporated into a denture. Its head is shaped like a ball and the retaining attachment contains a rubber ‘O-ring’ that acts like a socket.

Treatment for

  • Missing teeth


  • Usually, the relatively painless procedure is carried out under mild anaesthesia.
  • The standard insertion protocol calls for four mini dental implants to be gently screwed into the front of a patient’s lower jaw.
  • The implants, which are approximately the size of wooden toothpicks, are placed about five millimetres apart in the patient’s mandible.
  • The patient’s denture is then carefully adjusted by the dentist to allow it to snap onto the four mini dental implants.

Treatment Time

  • 2-3 visits (not including consultation)
  • On the average, it takes 1 week to 3 months


Dentures are used as a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.



Thousands of patients around the world now enjoy secure dentures that snap right in place without any adhesives – made possible by implants