Whereas a traditional denture is supported on the gums, a removable implant-retained denture snaps onto implants that are inserted into the jawbone, offering structural support and helping to reduce bone loss.
Though slightly costlier than traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures offer significant advantages, including chewing efficiency and stability. The procedure, which can be performed under local anesthetic, is minimally invasive and typically offers a quick recovery time.
There are two standard options for implant-retained dentures:
- The denture is retained on two ball attachments, further supported on the gums
- The denture is completely retained on multiple implants without using the gums for support
With less denture base covering the roof of the mouth, implant-retained dentures are comfortable to wear and closely approximate the bite strength of natural teeth. They also rarely require adjustments due to steady jawbone stimulation. Before going to sleep, it’s important to remove your denture and clean it thoroughly.