A digital denture is a type of denture that we manufacture at Summit Denture Clinic using a three-dimensional (3D) printer and digital dental impressions. Our denturist takes precise digital impressions using a special scanner that is part of our state-of-the-art digital denture system.
We recommend digital dentures as a modern alternative to traditional dentures, which are made in a dental laboratory based on dental putty impressions. Digital dentures are more customizable and comfortable than traditional dentures.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Digital Dentures?
Patients who have lost most or all of their teeth and require dentures can all benefit from the advantages of digital denture technology. Patients who want a less invasive way to get dentures can also benefit from this technology.
Digital dentures are more precise and comfortable than traditional dentures and less likely to need to be refitted or adjusted.
How Do Digital Dentures Work?
We digitally plan, design, and fabricate digital dentures using advanced CAD/CAM technology.
A digital denture is created based on a 3D scan of the patient’s gums and jaw, which is used to create a digital map of the upper and lower arches. This is then used to create the denture base. The denture is fabricated using a milling machine, typically from a high-quality acrylic material.
Benefits of Digital Dentures
We customize digital dentures to fit your mouth perfectly using CAD/CAM technology and precise digital impressions of your mouth. With this technology and its advanced software and milling unit, we are able to create a denture that is uniquely yours.
Digital dentures are more comfortable and fit better than traditional dentures. The modern computer technology used to manufacture them and the precise measurements of digital impressions ensure a more natural fit. Traditional dentures, on the other hand, are designed based on traditional putty impressions that are less accurate.
The digital scans used to design these dentures allow our patients to not have to deal with messy or ill-tasting pastes or putty. In addition, the precision fit of digital dentures ensures our patients can chew and speak without worrying about their dentures becoming loose.
Is a Digital Denture Right for Me?
Digital dentures provide plenty of benefits compared to traditional ones. To determine whether digital dentures are right for you, you can schedule an appointment with our denturist who will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We typically recommend digital dentures to patients who have healthy gums and jawbones.
To learn more about digital dentures and their benefits, visit Summit Denture Clinic at 130 - 2881 Garden Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4X1, or call (604) 776-2881.