As you have probably already guessed, an implant-supported denture is supported by and attached to a dental implant.
What are dentures?
Dentures are dental prosthetics that replace missing teeth. Usually dentures are supported by the soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity and most conventional dentures are removable.
What are dental implants?
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 implants are capped with a dental crown, they make for a permanent and natural looking replacement for missing teeth that feel much like natural teeth do.
How do dentures and dental implants work together?
An implant-supported denture is a good option for people who don't have any teeth in the jaw, but have enough bone in the jaw to support implants.
Unlike conventional dentures which rest on the gums, implant-supported dentures have special attachments that snap onto corresponding attachments on the implants, helping to hold the dentures securely in place.
Implants-supported dentures are usually are made for the lower jaw, because regular dentures tend to be less stable there, but you can get an implant-supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw.