An implant-retained denture is a type of overdenture that is attached to implants with special attachments.  This is usually either a bar and clip system as shown in figure 1(a,b) or a locator/ball and housing attachment as shown in figure 2(a,b). 



Your implant-retained denture will be more secure than a regular denture.  You will find that you won’t have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth.


Possible complications of implant-retained dentures

The clip attachments can fracture due to metal fatigue with continued use, and the locator nylon attachments will wear overtime.  It is simple to have them replaced when this occurs.


Looking after your implant-retained prosthesis

Look after the denture in the same way mentioned earlier in the brochure, taking care to brush carefully where the implant attachments are housed within the denture base. 

Also, ensure you brush the implant attachments in your mouth to ensure you maintain healthy gums around your implants.