Today’s world is characterized by digital automation woven into the fabric of society as a whole. Our relationship with the world around us has been profoundly altered by such advancements in digital technology. These innovations have significantly impacted the healthcare sector as well, and digital denture is one such cutting edge innovation in the field of odontology.
For decades, dentures have helped patients live an active and healthy life but many patients in the past have had to deal with longer treatment times, traditional and uncomfortable procedures and materials, and discomfort caused by poorly fitting dentures. Denturists are now leveraging technological advances to make dental experience more seamless by incorporating digital tools to make perfect fit dentures for their patients.
Computer-aided technology makes digital dentures offer precise scans, the most durable material, and a perfect fit, making the transition to dentures smoother and more convenient than ever.
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What Are Digital Dentures?
A valuable addition to the traditional way of making dentures, digital dentures use unique technology to offer a more comfortable dental experience. They are actual dentures created using 3D scanning technology.
In this arrangement, dentures are efficiently created using sophisticated software, devices, and advanced materials. The process begins by digitally scanning your mouth or taking the impression of your mouth. With the data obtained from the scan, your denturist will fabricate a pair of custom-fit dentures in a less time consuming manner than traditional dentures.
Digital Dentures Vs. Conventional Dentures
The advent of digital dentures has considerably impacted the way denturists treat their patients, while offering them a whole new level of comfort. While both traditional and digital dentures help improve your smile and overall oral health. Digital dentures propose unique benefits that you will not find with conventional dentures, which include the following:
How you can Save Time with Digital Dentures
Digital dentures require a lesser number of visits/ appointments to the denturist to get your denture in comparison to the conventional dentures.
Conventionally, to ensure a precise and comfortable fit, you and your denturist will have to invest a significant amount of time into multiple appointments and frequent adjustments but digital dentures will save you a considerable amount of time due to enhanced accuracy of the 3D Scans.
The process for conventional dentures begins with your denturist having to make an impression of your mouth in order to fabricate the mold. From there, you will have to wait for the dentures to be made manually. As molds capture the minute details of your mouth, which is required for next step of fabrication of denture. Till it is finally inserted, multiple visits to the denturist are required to achieve a proper fitting denture.
As opposed to this, the procedure for making digital dentures is formulated in such a way that the denture thus fabricated will be a perfect fit, with no need for multiple trial visits.
For the patient, the first appointment includes registering mouth impressions. This information is scanned into a computer program and a digital setup of dentures is then created using this data. After reviewing the digital setup and making final alterations, actual perfect- fit dentures are created.
A Better Fit Digital Dentures
In addition to offering better-fitting dentures, the technology prevents the dentures from falling out as it creates a firm seal with your oral tissues that is customised according to your mouth without any alterations. These dentures are also easier to clean and maintain, resulting in an overall positive experience.
Extending The Lifetime of Your Dentures
Acrylics, which are commonly used to create conventional dentures, can break or deteriorate over time. In this case, you may need even more appointments or, even worse, be forced to replace your dentures completely. Digital dentures are made out of advanced cured resin material which is much more durable than the traditional acrylic. As a result, it is unlikely that you will suffer significant damage to your dentures during your lifetime. The digital method also makes it possible to craft a perfect replica of the denture immediately if a replacement is needed.
Consequently, in the event of any damage to the dentures, digital dentures minimize the hassle of replacing them. Your denturist will simply refer to the digital file of your initial mouth scan and can create a new set of perfect-fit dentures with no need for impressions or scanning appointments again.
Frequently Asked Questions about Digital Dentures
Are digital dentures better?
Dentures, whether digital or traditional, serve the same purpose of restoring normalcy back into your life by facilitating a healthy and natural smile which in turn boosts your confidence. Denture patients choose between traditional or digital dentures depending on a multitude of factors, such as their budget, health background, and the availability of digital denture clinics near them.
Digital dentures certainly offer patients a myriad of benefits over the conventional dentures that are deemed to offer limited customization options and can take a significant amount of time to craft a new set if lost or broken.
How much does digital dentures cost?
We place the highest value on your good health and mental well-being. Cost for almost every healthcare facility varies from patient to patient, so it is imperative that we first examine the situation and recommend accordingly.
What is the latest technology in dentures?
Digital dentures are one of the most impressive technological advancements in the field of dentures. With better comfort, longer durability, and a natural-looking smile, dentures formulated with digital technology are the perfect solution for patients who only want the best for their dental health.
How can I get started for Digital Dentures?
Before initializing the design of your dentures, our team of denturists will take a quick and painless digital scan of your mouth. However, you must first schedule a consultation with us and our team of highly experienced denturists will guide you through each and every step of the entire process of getting your own custom pair of digital dentures, and discuss all the available options with you.
We invite you to contact us today, if you would like to know more about the price and services we offer at our digital denture clinics located in Waterloo and Fergus.