Conventional dentures have been around for many decades, and most of us are familiar with the concept of an acrylic denture with plastic dental teeth and which rests on the gums. Implant-supported dentures are quite different and are a much more up-to-date treatment. Instead of resting on the gums, the denture is supported by dental implants, which are small titanium alloy posts inserted directly into the jawbone. The denture has special attachments that clip firmly onto the implants. We’ve taken a closer look at each treatment.