As you may expect, implant-supported dentures are dentures that are supported by and attached to dental implants.
What are dentures?
Dentures are dental prosthetics that are designed to replace missing teeth. Usually, they are supported by the soft and hard tissues of your mouth. Most conventional dentures are removable.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are tiny titanium rods that are surgically implanted into the jaw, and act as replacements for the roots of missing teeth. Once they are capped with a dental crown, dental implants are a permanent and natural looking replacement for missing teeth that feel just like natural teeth do.
How do dentures and dental implants work together?
A regular denture rests on the gums, while an implant-supported denture is a good option for people who don't have any teeth in the jaw, but have enough bone in the jaw to support implants.
Implant-supported dentures have snap onto implants with special attachments, which helps to hold them securely in place.
While implants-supported dentures are usually are made for the lower jaw, because regular dentures tend to be less stable there, you can get an implant-supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw.