1. How are Digital Dentures Made?
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, the teeth of digital dentures are designed on software. This allows for complete individualization. If you have a photo of the way your teeth used to look, this photo can be used to help customize the style of your digital denture teeth.
The digital denture process uses a scientifically proven way to assess how your teeth should bite together.This is recorded in your digital file.This dental technology also assesses several other spacing and cosmetic related concerns with the teeth, including how far apart your teeth should be.The digital denture is then crafted out of a solid block of a cured, very hard resin.This resin doesn’t shift/change as it cures, which yields a closer fit to your palate/mouth tissues than conventional dentures.
This process results in a more comfortable fit from digital dentures than conventional dentures.
When everything is aligned correctly and your bite is good, you will feel more comfortable. Digital dentures provide this.
2. How Do Digital Dentures Look?
Consistently, with digital dentures, your appearance will look the same. Digital dentures are designed to look natural, and once the digital dentures have been designed using this advanced dental technology, your digital denture design is saved indefinitely.
So when it’s time to replace those digital dentures, the next set will look identical to the first set.
No one will notice a thing is different!
3. What If I Break or Lose My Digital Dentures?
Sometimes, accidents happen and dentures are lost or broken.
With conventional dentures, if you lose or break your dentures, you will need to begin the impression process all over.
But with digital dentures, since your denture design is saved as a digital file, a replacement is only a phone call away– and often ready in a day or two!
While accidents can happen, with digital dentures you have less of a chance of breaking your dentures or losing teeth.
Digital dentures are made of a resin that is 8 times stronger than the acrylic used in conventional dentures!
4. How Long Do Digital Dentures Last?
With conventional dentures, most people will need to replace them every 5-10 years.
Digital dentures also need to be replaced, but because they are made of a stronger material than conventional dentures, they tend to last longer than conventional dentures, for most people.
5. Are Digital Dentures Better than Conventional Dentures?
Because of advancements in dental technology, you now have the option to select digital dentures, which do offer several advantages over conventional dentures. Conventional dentures can be uncomfortable. Conventional dentures also offer limited customization and can take a long time to replace if lost/broken.
While ultimately the type of dentures you select is a personal decision, the features that line up in favor of digital dentures include:
Fewer Appointments and Adjustments
Quicker Replacement Process than with Conventional Dentures
Complete Individualization Options (vs. limited, prefabricated design options with conventional dentures)
Call our denturist today for more information on digital dentures at 204-224-8800.