Do Digital Dentures Fit Better?

Sep 21, 2022 | Digital Dentures

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Can we hear a “Yes!” and “Amen!”

Digital dentures fit better because they are made with a new process that avoids shrinkage.

If you’ve ever had a regular denture made, then you know…making dentures the regular way involves a long, messy process. This process uses models of your mouth and gooey, messy wax to create a model denture. When you and your dentist decide that the wax model fits well, it gets sent to a dental lab. After that, the lab turns the wax model into a permanent acrylic denture. That wax-to-acrylic conversion is one of the key differences between old fashioned dentures and digital ones and it makes regular dentures inferior to digital dentures. Why? In the wax-to-acrylic transition, the denture shrinks a bit. That shrinkage messes with the fit.

Not surprisingly, digital dentures don’t need any wax-to-acrylic conversion. In fact, a digital denture uses 3D printed models to design your denture and perfect your fit. At the end of each step, the finished model gets scanned into the computer. When ready, finished models get sent to the milling or printing machine to be made in EXACTLY that finished form. Neither printing nor milling involve melting wax or heating acrylic. This means that the denture you designed with your dentist is the denture you receive.

Would you like to see how we make a digital denture? Then check out the video below.

Curious if digital dentures would help you? Read more on our Digital Dentures page.

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