For patients looking for a much more secure option and in particular, in the upper jaw where patients do not want a restoration that covers their palate, an excellent option is an implant supported denture, which is retained on a bar (removable bridge).
In the upper jaw this generally requires placement of four dental implants. In the lower jaw this can be two or four dental implants upon which a custom-built bar is fitted which allows a minimal denture to be secured using clips and studs.
This is an extremely rigid and robust restoration and the majority of our patients are able to eat apples and crusty bread using this type of solution.
A removable bridge is required to be removed twice daily for cleaning but retained in the patient’s mouth at all other times. It is a highly successful restoration for many of our patients.