Partial dentures usually are not implant-supported. However, complete dentures, which are much more difficult to get used to, may be supported by dental implants. This means that rather than simply resting on the tissues in your mouth, we will work with a dental specialist who can place an implant in your gums, and the denture can “snap” into place over the implant, thus greatly enhancing the effectiveness of the denture. Implant-supported dentures allow patients to chew much more efficiently, and they stay in much better than complete dentures that are not supported by dental implants. You should bear in mind that getting a dental implant is fairly expensive and, usually, you will require two to four implants for a lower denture and four to six implants for an upper denture. However, if the finances can be obtained, patients are usually much happier with implant-supported dentures.