An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture (a removable partial denture or a complete denture that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, and/or dental implants) that is supported by, and attached to, implants. A regular denture rests on the gums and is not supported by implants.
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have teeth in the jaw but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants. They hold the denture securely in place by anchoring them to the jawbone. These dentures can either be removable or fixed, depending on the patient’s preference and need.
Some of the benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
- No slipping
- No need for denture adhesive
- Minimal discomfort
- No palate on an upper denture, which improves eating
- Improved ability to chew and speak
To find out if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures, call today at 816-331-1900 and schedule a consultation.