Mini Dental Implants

Gary R. Woodall, DDS, MAGD is proud to offer Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants, otherwise known as MDIs, are used when regular implants will not work. They’ve been around for decades and continue to be a good alternative to traditional implants because they are smaller — sometimes just half the size of a typical implant.

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The Many Benefits of Mini Dental Implants


MDIs are different from traditional dental implants in how they are placed. Many patients can get the whole procedure done in just in one or two appointments instead of having to make multiple visits over several months.


Placing a Mini Dental Implant is a minimally invasive procedure. Traditional implants require cutting into your mouth tissue, while MDIs are drilled into your gums.


We use MDIs mostly to stabilize loose dentures and to treat single tooth replacements. MDIs are also used in maxillofacial prosthetics and as temporary anchoring devices for orthodontic therapies.


Mini Dental Implants cost significantly less than traditional dental implants because they only take 1 visit to place (rather than several) and the procedure is not as complex.


More patients are eligible for MDIs because of their smaller size and the relative simplicity of the procedure, making Mini Dental Implants one of the most popular tooth replacement options we offer.

Do you want to know more about Mini Dental Implants?

If you have a missing tooth, loose dentures, or have been thinking about getting traditional dental implants for any reason, ask Dr. Woodall if Mini Dental Implants might be a better option for you. Contact Us today at (865) 531-0894.