The main difference between implant supported dentures and conventional dentures is that the former rely on dental implants instead of the gums for support. This means that as the dental implants support the full arch prosthesis or dentures, they simultaneously keep the jaw bone from resorbing and shrinking by providing stimulation. This creates a foundation of strength and stability, allowing for the visible restoration to function naturally, without causing discomfort to the gums. Implant supported dentures are also highly aesthetic, made from durable, life-like materials that both withstand the pressure of biting and chewing and take on the vibrant, aesthetic characteristics of natural teeth. Overall, implant supported dentures work to mimic a full set of natural and healthy teeth—a whole-smile improvement that can last for the long-term!