The implants are usually either provided with ‘stud’ attachments, or connected with a bar. The studs or bar allow the denture to be ‘clipped’ into place on the implants, improving support.
This is a less costly option than fixed bridgework, but also less effective. Many patients who have been provided with removable overdentures eventually upgrade to fixed bridgework.
We also occasionally use ‘mini’ – implants to help support a denture, but usually only as a temporary measure, as these are fragile and unreliable in the long-term.