Although the world is currently in the midst of a population crisis, technological advancements are rapidly increasing across industries at an exponential rate. In our information age, we are constantly learning how to live more efficiently or comfortably. Digital denture design is also changing the way we look at old age (at least when it comes toour teeth).
It is well known that dental hygiene has been a problem among early civilizations prior the creation of modern dentistry. According to recent studies conducted on mummies, even the Ancient Egyptians were tormented by periodontal diseases, cavities, abscesses, and other more serious problems caused by bad teeth.
French physician Pierre Fauchard, often referred to as the Father of Modern Dentistry, is widely credited for being the first man to identify dental diseases and problems. In 1728, Monsieur Fauchard published his findings of the signs and symptoms of oral pathology in his book titled, Le ChirurgienDentiste.
Since then, research into dentistry has been on the upswing. Today the most common dental problem in today’s world is tooth decay and few people ever develop terminal conditions that arise from improper dental hygiene, such as mouth cancer.
Still, every time we go to the dentist we are warned about not brushing twice a day or flossing on a regular basis. Why? Because unless we actually practice healthy oral habits and visit the dentist once every several months we may still be prone to tooth decay. Other reasons people can lose their teeth are because of congenital absence or trauma.
Fortunately, in modern society patients no longer have to worry about losing their teeth, even if they somehow manage to end up completely toothless, because of the many options that are now available to them. For example, patients who have only lost a couple of teeth may be able to benefitfrom dental implants, crowns, bridges, or other forms of cosmetic dentistry.
Patients who need to replace all or most of their teeth may benefit from a more practical and affordable option: dentures. But patients shouldn’t worry because the dentures of today are not made in the same way as your grandparent’s dentures.
Digital denture design starts with exact impressions and measurements of the mouth in order to ensure the ideal fit. Next, the impressions are sent to the Ava Dent laboratory where they are converted into a digital model by a computer and then computer-generated. Made from incredibly strong, bio-hygienic material, digitally designed dentures not only fit perfectly into the mouth, but are also healthier for the patient than traditional dentures and give the appearance of an authentic looking mouth, thereby revolutionizing the way we age.
Patients who have recently lost one or several of their teeth shouldn’t worry because they have so many cosmetic options available to them. To learn more about AvaDent’sdigital denture design, visit its website today at https://www.avadent.com/