Implant Supported Dentures
Traditional dentures take support from the gums and underlying bone. This gradually leads to bone loss, especially in the lower jaw. Eventually the gum and bony ridge will not effectively hold the denture.
By putting 2 implants in the lower jaw, a removable denture is attached. This transfers the pressure onto the bone structure rather than the bone surface. In the upper jaw two implants are needed for support because of less bone density.