In some cases, individuals may prefer or require denture implants, (also called implant-retained dentures) which can offer better retention and function, but require surgery to implant small titanium pegs into the bone of the upper and/or lower jaws.
The implants sit 1-2 millimeters above the gum line and snap into retentive clips imbedded into your dentures. A minimum of two implants are required to adequately support and retain your denture.
These dentures can offer more support when eating or talking as they can relieve pressure on the gum line. They can also be removed at your convenience for cleaning.
Most frequently, they are used for the lower denture as these are often more unstable than the upper denture. If implants are placed in the upper ridge, then you may have the option of having the palate of the denture removed for increased taste and temperature sensations.
Denture implants have been the greatest improvement in denture technology for many years and can increase the performance of your denture by 60%.