Mini dental implants are smaller in diameter than conventional implants. Most traditional implants are 3.5 to 6 mm in diameter where as mini implants are less than 3 mm in diameter. These smaller dental implants are great when used to stabilize or anchor a denture. They are often used when the jaw bone has decreased in size over time and traditional implants cannot be placed without extensive bone grafting. Due to their smaller size, these fixtures cannot take as much force and should not be used when replacing a single tooth or anchoring a dental bridge. When possible, Dr. Brad Jordan prefers to use traditional implants.