Scottsdale, AZ – While it is undeniable that dentures have come a long way since they were first invented, certain dental practitioners still resist the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) technology when taking impressions of their patients. Although there have been improvements made to obtaining dental records in recent years, there are still many that are skeptical about the accuracy of digital impressions.
According to Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, “Out of the 40 million impressions taken each year, 90% do not have all of the margins captured, which equates into 36 million crowns that do not have all of their margins captured every year… The quality of an impression determines the quality of the indirect restoration.”
With the help of digital scanners, AvaDent is able to capture a scan of a dental impression made with AvaDent impression material, creating essentially a “digital impression” of the patient’s mouth. The dental practitioner is then able to analyze it more closely because he is able to get more detail and information out of the impression, thereby reducing the margin of error that can occur with more traditional impression methods that have been transferred to a stone model. For example, it is even possible to copy the natural palate of the patient.
Global Dental Science, LLC (GDS) is the ground-breaking company that created AvaDent® Dentures. Formed in 2011 by an international team of leaders in the digital dentistry field, Global Dental Science set out to solve the yet unaddressed problem in removable dentistry: how to automate the production of a denture so that the manual process fraught with errors and inaccuracies could instead become an elegant, consistent, and precise outcome for patients. Since then, Global Dental Science has been providing dental lab owners, denturists, dentists, and prosthodontists alike with innovative, digital denture design.