Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are designed to blend in with your other teeth and provide an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Dental implants are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are attached to posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw and function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attaches to the implant. This denture is used when an individual does not have any teeth but does have enough jawbone structure to support the implants. The implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto corresponding implant attachments and are specifically designed for the lower jaw. Regular dentures rest on the gums and are NOT supported by implants, so they tend to slip. However, you can receive an implant supported denture on either the upper or lower jaw to provide stability and retention and prevent your dentures from slipping.