Implant supported overdentures
An implant-retained overdenture is attached to implants, while a regular denture rests on the gums, is not supported by implants, and tends to fit less firmly in the mouth. This denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants. Minimum of two dental implants are placed to stabilize the denture. More implants will increase the stability of denture on top. Patients can remove this type of denture easily for oral hygiene purposes.
Implant supported dentures
For patients who don’t want dentures that come out, there is the fixed option. This approach allows the prosthesis to be fixed to the implants and can only be removed by the dentist. They are designed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance.
Implant supported complete fixed bridge
As an alternative to wearing a full denture (if there is adequate bone or bone augmentation procedures can be performed to grow sufficient bone) multiple implants can be placed across the jawbone to provide support for a fixed bridge.