Mini Dental Implants

3M™ (MDI) is a minimally invasive, affordable dental implant procedure that can provide the denture stability you’ve always wanted – without the costs and time associated with full-size implant treatment. Smaller than full-size implants, mini dental implants are inserted to retain and stabilize your lower dentures. 3M™ MDI mini New MDI 2 1 fleshdental implants:
  • Typically do not require an incision in the gums
  • Cost significantly less than full-size implants
  • Can often be placed with a 2 hour appointment

How MDI Mini Dental Implants Work

The 3M™ Mini Dental Implant (MDI) Denture Stabilization System consists of:
  • A metal housings that is incorporated into the base of your denture.
  • A rubber O-ring, housed in the metal housings, to provide the seal that locks the pieces into place.
  • Mini titanium alloy dental implants, rooted into the jawbone, that act as an anchor to stabilize a lower denture.

ImplantProc 1The Mini Dental Implant Procedure

The mini dental implant procedure takes place in your dentist’s office, with local anesthesia. Typically, the procedure takes only one appointment and can be completed within 2-hours!
Your dentist uses a precise and controlled technique to insert the small diameter implants (around 2 millimeters wide) into your jawbone.
  • With heads that are shaped like a ball, the implants protrude from the gum tissue where they will provide a secure anchor for your dentures.
  • Metal housings that carry a rubber O-ring will be inserted into the bottom of your dentures.
  • When your dentist seats the dentures on the mini dental implants, the O-ring snaps over the ball like a socket and locks the dentures firmly into place as they gently rest on the gum tissue.
Implants are designed to help your dentures work like natural teeth, allowing easy and comfortable mobility for functions such as eating, talking and laughing

The Results

Because of the minimally invasive nature of the mini dental implant procedure, the MDI placement won’t require you to go through a lengthy healing period.

Within a few days, you’ll be out and about, enjoying a lunch of your favorite foods, talking with ease, laughing and smiling freely. All that time, you’re feeling a new stability in your dentures—secure that they have the staying power you need without messy denture adhesives or creams.