An implant denture is a combination of traditional removable denture and implants. This type of denture fits better than regular one, as it is supported by implants.
Usually two to four implants are surgically placed in the bone. Healing process takes about six months after which Dr. Kinga can begin constructing an implant denture. An implant denture is a removable denture with attachments on the underside that clip onto a bar connected to the implants. The attachments and bar hold the denture in place and keep it from moving when chewing and speaking.
Implant dentures can be classified into two groups:
Implant Retained Dentures are held in place by the attachments, but are mainly supported by the bone and gum tissue as is a conventional denture.
Implant Supported Dentures are for patients who do not have sufficient bone and supporting gum tissue. The bar attached to the implants mainly supports this denture.