What is an Implant-Supported Denture?
An implant-supported denture is a unique type of denture that is attached to dental implants secured to your jawbone instead of floating on your gums like a traditional denture. This creates a secure fit, allowing you to chew, smile, and speak without using denture adhesives or worrying about the denture slipping.
How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Function?
If you do not have any natural teeth but have a sufficient quantity of healthy jawbone to support multiple dental implants, an implant-supported denture can be made in most cases. Special attachments embedded within the denture base snap onto the implant abutments to give the denture a secure fit.
Implant-supported dentures are used more frequently in the lower jaw. That’s because patients usually have more trouble keeping their lower dentures in place. However, implant-retained dentures can also be beneficial and used effectively in the upper jaw, if desired.