If somebody told me that their dentures don't fit properly, I would ask them a couple of questions to why they say that. A lot of times, the denture won't fit properly just because it's been in there for a long, long time. The way that a denture works is kind of like your shoes. Let's say I give you a new denture and it's a size eight, but the bone and the gum will be a size eight for the first year.
After a couple of years, the bone will shrink back down to a size seven, a size six, a size five. In essence, you have a large shoe on a small foot, and because of that gap and the room, or the misfit between the denture and the bone and the gum, anytime the patient will chew and function, it will cause rubbing, or soreness,which most patients experience when they complain about not having a well-fitting denture.
At our office, with our own in-house laboratory, we're able to solve a lot of these problems by either refitting or reinserting a sole into the shoe, in essence, or refitting the inside of a denture, if it's still functioning or able to be used again. A lot of times, we're able to reprocess or refit the patient with a custom set of teeth or dentures.
For certain patients that have good bone underneath their denture, we're able to anchor in a permanent denture or a permanent bridge that is very, very stable, doesn't require any glue, doesn't move, and allows them to bite like patients that have regular teeth.
- Loose fit
- Can only chew certain foods
- Irritated gums
- Difficulty speaking
If you have dentures that don’t fit properly, fortunately, Jovan Prosthodontics in Round Rock, TX can help! Dr. Ace Jovanovski is a trained prosthodontist, which makes him a teeth replacement specialist. We do all types of dentures and dental implants at Jovan Prosthodontics:
- Dental implant-retained dentures (overdentures)
- Dental implant-supported dentures
- Removable partial and full dentures
- Temporary dentures
Ready for a set of dentures that fit right? Call Dr. Ace Jovanovski, a Round Rock, TX dentist at 512-937-1398 or visit our dental office right at the intersection of University Boulevard and Sandy Brook Drive.
Get Rid Of The Denture Paste: Dental Implant Dentures
If you have dentures that don’t fit properly, you probably tried to use denture paste, but no matter how much paste you added, your dentures were still loose. With dental implant dentures, you’ll never have to worry about denture paste again. Your dentures will be secured by dental implants that have bonded with your jaw for a strong, reliable hold.
We offer two types of dental implant dentures:
- Implant-supported dentures have a bar that your dentures lock onto, and the bar is attached to your dental implants.
- Implant-retained dentures lock your dentures and your dental implants together using ball attachments.
Full, Partial, And Temporary Dentures
Jovan Prosthodontics in Round Rock, TX can also offer you a beautiful selection of classic dentures, either full or partial that can help if you have dentures that don’t fit properly. Full dentures are for patients who need an entire arch of teeth replaced, and partial dentures are more ideal for patients who still have some healthy, natural teeth left in their mouth.
We can also fit you with a temporary denture while you wait for your more permanent replacement teeth.
Leave loose-fitting dentures in the past. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ace Jovanovski of Jovan Prosthodontics in Round Rock, TX for new dentures that fit. You can reach us at 512-937-1398 or use our online form.
Dr. Ace Jovanovski, a Round Rock, TX dentist, is the only dentist the world who’s received a Master Certificate in Dental Technology (MCDT) from the National Board for Certification in Dental Technology. He can surely help patients with dentures that don’t fit properly.