An implant partial denture is a type of partial denture (plate) that is supported by and attached to implants.
It is most commonly used where a person has only their lower front teeth remaining and the back teeth on both sides are missing. Conventional partial dentures in these people end up tipping or hinging and getting a lot of food underneath as they only clip onto the remaining lower front teeth.
Most commonly one implant is placed at the back on both sides and these provided additional support or retention. For implant partial dentures, usually ball-retained dentures are used.