Dr. D asks:
I have a 61 year old male patient in good health with an edentulous mandible and wearing a complete denture for 15 years. His chief complaint is that his denture has poor retention. I have attached his CBVT scan below. I would like to get some advice on the best way to restore his mandible with implants to provide increased retention for his mandibular complete denture. The alveolar ridge from mental foramen to mental foramen has significant resorption and I am wondering if I can engage the inferior cortical plate with a implant fixtures for increased stability.