Dentures were first invented early on in human history in response to a need for human beings to replace their missing teeth.
In earlier centuries, they were made of gold, lead, and ivory, which were hard and uncomfortable. It wasn’t until the 19th century that dentures were finally being manufactured using rubber – a less painful and more attractive alternative. By the 20th century, plastic dentures were invented, but it wasn’t long into the 21st century before one company, AvaDent, came up with a new, breakthrough method for creatingappliances: full digital denture design.
Like most things in today’s day and age, dentures are improving through the rapid application of technology to all aspects of our society. Full digital denture design means that dental practitioners will be able to replace a patient’s smile without anyone knowing the difference.
Full Digital Denture Design vs. Outdated, Traditional Methods
Full digital denture design makes sense because it has fixed the major flaws attributed to traditional appliance-making methods. Digitally designed dentures are made using computer-aided design (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to ensure that every patient’s appliance looks authentic.
Moreover, digitally designed dentures offer the following advantages as compared to the outdated, traditional appliances of generations past:
- Digital dentures are the most accurate denture ever produced with an exceptional fit
- Digital dentures are incredibly comfortable.
- Digital dentures are made from bio-hygienic materials that prevent sores and bad breath.
- The digital denture design process only takes 2-3 appointments (vs. 5-7 for traditional).
- The impression and dimensions of each patient’s mouth are recorded and stored forever on AvaDent’s sophisticated “Teeth Forever”computing system. This means that if a patient ever breaks or loses an appliance, another one can be easily created in a short amount of time.
Find out more about AvaDent’s full digital denture design or call them Toll-Free at 1-855-AVADENT (282-3368).