In order to make a denture, there's a lot of steps involved. It's kind of like baking a cake. I love sweets; I love to cook on the weekends. You have to gather all your ingredients in order to make a cake. Each layer of cake builds on the previous layer, and dentures are made in a similar fashion.
The difference between our office and another office is we're able to custom-tailor or customize a patient's set of dentures in our own office. The patient is heavily involved in the tooth selection, which we offer some of the highest grade and highest quality teeth available. Also, our technician is able to interact with the patients, and he's able to see his artwork actually live in the patient.
If we have some subtle changes or characterizations or requests from the patient, we don't have to wait weeks and weeks to send the case back to the laboratory like most general dentists do. My technician and I can communicate the changes or the improvements that the patients request. Those are made real time: they’re made immediately. The patient doesn't have to wait. The patient can preview those changes before the denture is processed.
The way that the denture is processed varies from laboratory to laboratory. We use some of the highest standards and highest quality techniques available. The dentures are first made into wax, and we use a beeswax that allows the patient to preview things. We can move things in the wax. Once the patient likes the set up, we're able to process—I call it cook, again going back to the cooking reference—we process the dentures. The technician is able to finish them and polish them, and create little subtle details that allow them to be lifelike and fit very good as well.
In the end, the patient is able to chew better, their confidence is much higher, they feel great. A lot of our patients are very, very happy.
Dr. Ace isn’t just any prosthodontist. He is a Round Rock, TX dentist so well-respected in his field, he has lectured at the prestigious American Prosthodontic Society in Chicago. As an expert prosthodontist, Dr. Ace does the ff::
- Dental implant-retained denture
- Dental implant-supported denture
- Traditional full removable denture
- Partial denture
- Temporary denture
Our office can even treat you same-day, so you can leave Jovan Prosthodontics with a complete set of load-bearing dental implant-retained. To schedule your full-mouth reconstruction consultation, call our Round Rock, TX dentist today at 512-937-1398.
Dental Implant Dentures
Dental implant dentures come in two types: dental implant-retained and dental implant-supported. What’s the difference?
Implant-retained dentures snap onto your dental implants and rest on your gums. Dental implant-supported types rest on a bar that attaches to your dental implants. No matter which type you choose, you’ll be able to alleviate many of the common complaints patients have about traditional dentures:
- Loose fit – Dental implants are rooted in your jawbone, so your dentures are securely held in place. There’s less risk that they’ll come loose while you’re talking or enjoying a good meal.
- Gagging – Traditional denture stay in place using saliva or paste, which allows for more movement than replacement teeth firmly held in place by dental implants.
- Gum irritation – Your denture will be supported by dental implants, so they’ll rub against your gums less often. In the case of implant-supported, your denture rests on a bar, not your gums.
- Bone loss – The bone loss that follows tooth loss can change the shape of your jaw and palate. Dental implants help slow this loss and can even stimulate new growth.
Traditional Full And Partial Dentures
Traditional dentures are made to look like your natural teeth and fit over your gums. They’re held in place by the natural moisture in your mouth or special denture paste. You can have an entire arch of teeth replaced by a full denture or just a section of missing teeth replaced by a partial denture at our Round Rock, TX dentist.
Dentures come with many benefits:
- Like all replacement teeth options, denture makes it possible for you to eat and enjoy a variety of foods. You’ll no longer be trapped with a diet of soft foods and liquids.
- When you lose your teeth, your cheeks sink in, and you may notice increased wrinkles around your lips. A denture can return fullness and youthfulness to your face.
- Tooth loss can affect your appearance and, in turn, your self-confidence. Replacement teeth make it possible to be proud of your smile again.
We also offer temporary dentures if you need replacement teeth between procedures.