Dental implants may be used to anchor dentures. This can dramatically improve the fit, thus eliminating the need for denture adhesive. In some cases, implants allow the palatal portion of upper dentures to be omitted. With increased stability, dentures are more comfortable and function more effectively.
The denture attachment can be a bar or ball system. Additionally, denture stability depends on the number of implants. With a sufficient number of implants, the replacement teeth can also be permanently fixed to the implants.