As reported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about 24% of those between the ages of 65 and 74, and 31% of those over 75-years-old are edentulous and need to have their teeth replaced. The most popular method of doing so is with dentures.
Some people have a hard time getting used to dentures. Some people have had the same set without issue for decades. Anytime someone needs a new set of dentures, however, they know there are many different steps to doing so. Creating replacement dentures is simply not a quick process. Digital dentures can be made in a shorter amount of time so you can get your replacement teeth faster and the final product is a superior quality as well.
Digital dentures are manufactured using the collection of data and a process that is 100% digital. Using digital scans and pictures of your bite and impressions of your teeth created with a 3D facial scan, your dental professional will be able to combine that data with a suggested denture form to ultimately create a denture that can be quickly and easily aligned by a computer.
Digital dentures can be created in 2 to 3 visits depending on your circumstances. The higher degree of efficiency that comes with the digital method results in fewer trips to your dentist’s office. This is particularly useful for people who may have a hard time getting around, especially patients who are handicapped, living in nursing homes, or who are just in a hurry to get a new set of dentures.
Digital dentures are created from treated pieces of acrylic. This gives them better strength and reduces the amount of residual monomer. The fit of dentures that are milled is higher as well. Additionally, digital dentures are able to be manufactured on a 3D printer, reducing the overall amount of waste.
One of the most useful features of digital dentistry is that no dentist visits are needed for a new set of dentures to be made. With traditional dentistry, a lost denture would take five or six appointments and approximately six weeks to be replaced. With digital dentures, the files are saved on a computer and the denture is able to be recreated much faster.
At McBride Dental, we want to help you and your family do everything possible to have and preserve healthy teeth and gums. By scheduling regular appointments with your California family dentist and practicing the oral care techniques we teach you, your whole family will easily maintain teeth that are healthy, strong, and effective.
The San Marcos offices of Dr. Michael McBride are staffed with reputable, professional San Diego dentists that are ready to address any concerns you may have regarding common dental procedures, as well as preventative, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry. We also provide sedation dentistry treatments as an option for our patients with severe dental anxiety.
It is our job to help you and your family establish healthy dental habits to make sure that your teeth will always be there when you need them and your smile will always look great.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with a San Marcos dentist, please give us a call at (760) 471-1003 and speak with a trained member of our dental staff today.