Implant Dentures

Implant Dentures

The Difference Implant Supported Dentures Provide:

For many, dentures offer an excellent solution for missing teeth, but the discomfort caused by dentures can be a major drawback. Implant supported dentures offer a simple solution to this problem by firmly anchoring in your dentures for greater comfort.

Types of Implant Supported Dentures:

There are two types of implant supported dentures: bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures. Both types of implant supported dentures offer different functions and benefits.

With bar-retained denturesa dentist professional surgically inserts three or more dental implants into the gums. Then, a thin metal bar is attached to the implants in the jawbone. Attachments are fitted to the denture, the bar, or both. The attachments along the bar are used to clip the denture in place.

With ball-retained dentures, a ball and socket mechanism is used to secure dentures in placeEach implant in the jawbone is topped with a metal attachment, often ball-shaped, that fits into the sockets on the denture.

Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures:

Both types of implant supported dentures can help to alleviate rubbing and discomfort caused by traditional dentures. As an added benefit, bar and ball retained dentures also exert less weight on the gums.

While natural teeth have roots beneath the gums that help to hold them in place, traditional dentures do not have such anchors. This increases chances that dentures will slip out of place. Traditional dentures also create a lack of stimulation in the gums and jaw which can hasten deterioration of gum and bone tissue. This deterioration causes gums and jaws to dissolve, removing natural support. Without these structures in place, lower facial features sag significantly.

Dental implants, by contrast, eliminate slippage, stimulate gum and bone tissue, and promote growth of a sturdier foundation for your implant supported dentures.

With implant supported dentures, denture wearers need not suffer pain, discomfort, or embarrassment. If your traditional dentures cause pain or slippage, implant supported dentures might be the solution for you.

Visit our office to determine if implant supported dentures are right for you. Our implant specialist, Dr. Le, is an expert in placing dental implants and has an excellent track record of successful placement.


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Dr. Le and the entire staff at Elite Dentistry are fantastic. I was recently told by another dentist that I needed to have two crowns replaced with dental implants. After reading so many great reviews online (including my insurance's website), I went to see Dr. Le. After a comprehensive analysis, Dr. Le explained that we could replace my current crowns and keep my natural teeth, which is always the ultimate goal.

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Kim Rozsa
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Elite Dentistry is a fantastic dental clinic that makes you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door. Their service is outstanding and the staff is superb. The work they perform is life changing. If you want a dentist who is passionate about what they do, competitive in price, and who doesn't skip quality this is your place. If you take the opportunity visit Elite Dentistry you will be impressed.

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Donald Denson
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I just had my first consult with Dr. Michael Le. Very friendly staff. If you are cold in his office be sure ask for a blanket. It was warm, soft and comfortable. Looking forward to following my treatment plan. Thank you Elite Dentistry for accepting me as a new patient. It is nice to have a great dentist close to home.

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Connie Plower
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The name says it all. Elite Dentistry truly is the most Elite dentist office in Austin, and the best that I've ever been too. The staff is amazing and super courteous,prices are insanely fair and competitive, and Dr. Bowser is the only dentist I trust with my teeth. If you need a new dentist or a change from your current, DEFINITELY use Elite Dentistry!

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Will Bourland
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I’ve never been one to enjoy going to the dentist but I had such an awesome experience with Dr. Michael Le!! He is super easy to talk to and doesn’t pressure you/ make you feel awkward! So happy I found Elite Dentistry. :)

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Emily Grace