Receiving replacement teeth is one of the most common procedures in dental care. While traditional dentures have come a long way since its invention, technology has recently been able to improve upon the way dentures are manufactured. Digital dentures opens the doors to a wide range of benefits that can revolutionize the way patients receive replacement teeth.
What Are Digital Dentures?
Digital dentures are computer manufactured dentures. A dentist utilizes computer-aided designing (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology to generate a precision set of dentures that accurately fits the unique grooves of each patient’s dental system.
CAD/CAM technology has been adopted by dentists previously to create crowns and bridges, with crafting digital dentures being a more recent adaptation. It is essential in the use of such devices at the CEREC machine in creating crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays.
Why Should I Receive Digital Dentures?
Digital dentures provide a wide range of benefits. This method of manufacturing dentures allows dentist to provide greater accuracy when crafting and improved comfort during use.
Additionally, patients benefit from a faster treatment times. Whereas traditional dentures usually take a minimum of five visits to the dental office, digital dentures can often take as little as two visits to gather impressions and completely generate a reliable restoration.
Where Can I Find Digital Dentures?
The two major providers for digital dentures technology is currently Avadent Digital Dentures and Pala Digital Dentures. Both companies are similar in gathering impressions and designing dentures using digital technology. Their differences exist in the finishing of their products.
Avadent mills the denture base, which is the portion of the denture that imitates gums, from a single block of material, and then teeth are cemented or glued in place. On the other hand, Pala Digital Dentures generates a 3D printing of the denture base, and then teeth are glued or cemented in place.
Learn more about digital dentures by calling or visiting Appleton Prosthodontics in Baton Rouge. Schedule a consultation with us to find out how digital dentures can improve the quality of your dentures.