You can probably guess that an implant-supported denture is supported by, and attached to, a dental implant. Here's a little about how implant-supported dentures work.
Dentures are dental prosthetics that replace missing teeth. They are usually supported by the soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. The majority of conventional dentures are removable.
Dental implants are tiny titanium rods that are implanted into the jaw bone. Dental implants act as replacements for the roots of missing teeth. When they are capped with a dental crown implants are a permanent and natural looking replacement for missing teeth that feel much like natural teeth.
How do dentures and dental implants work together?
A regular denture rests on the gums and is not supported by implants. Implant-supported dentures are a good option for people who don't have any teeth in the jaw, but have enough bone in the jaw to support dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures which have special attachments that snap onto corresponding attachments on the dental implants. This helps to hold the denture securely in place.
While implants-supported dentures are most often made for the lower jaw, you can get an implant-supported denture in either the lower or upper jaw.