According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 36 million Americans have no natural teeth, and 90 percent of those with edentulism wear dentures. That’s roughly 32 million Americans who rely exclusively on this type of prosthetic for their replacement teeth. Clearly, dentures are an essential and popular service that dental offices, including yours, provide, but that doesn’t mean that the processes used to plan and fabricate dentures need to remain the same as they have been in the past.
Digital technology, improved materials, and advanced software enable your practice to take dental care to the next level. Read on to learn more about digital dentures in North Texas and how your dental lab can make all the difference for you and your patients.
How Are Digital Dentures Different from Traditional Dentures?
The term digital dentures refers to a specific process used to create CAD/CAM or printed dentures. Every step is optimized and designed to save both you and your patient time.
With traditional materials, the dentures tend to shrink slightly during the curing process and more over time, which is why fitting appointments are necessary. However, the hard, cured resin used to create digital dentures comes with a smaller risk of distortion because shrinkage has already occurred. As a result, you can expect to have better fitting dentures that more accurately meet your patients’ needs. Plus, this means that your patient likely won’t need to come in for a separate fitting appointment or adjustments as frequently as with traditional dentures.
What Are the Benefits of Digital Dentures?
On top of producing a higher quality product and making your patient happy with their replacement teeth, choosing to implement digital dentures into your practice provides many, many benefits, including the following:
- Less time with patient in the chair collecting impressions.
- More comfortable impression process with pictures and scans.
- Faster production time because of streamlined processes.
- Better fit for the patient with improved accuracy.
In addition, although digital dentures are just as strong as their traditional counterpart, they are not as prone to chip or discolor, and they are more wear resistant. In fact, this material is as close to normal dentition that the industry currently offers.
In the end, you want to deliver a product that you’re proud of, one that reflects the quality your patients can find at your practice. Digital dentures and other restorations allow you to make a powerful, positive impression on your patients and help your business continue to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
About Perfect Impressions
Perfect Impressions was founded in 1986 and has kept up-to-date with the most advanced technology ever since opening our doors. Currently, we accept both digital and traditional impressions, and we use the latest in CAD/CAM software and printing technology. We are proud to say that we have less than 1 percent remake factor on cosmetic cases. If you have questions about digital dentures or other technology we utilize, you can contact Perfect Impressions by clicking here.