Over the past five to 10 years, mini dental implants have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional implants. These implants range in size from 1.8 mm to approximately 3 mm versus the traditional implant diameter of 3.75 mm. MDI Mini Dental Implants by 3M ESPE represent a good example of a mini implant system. These mini implants (originally known as the IMTEC Sendax MDI System) were the first on the market approved for the long-term use of denture stabilization.