Denture Updates in Raleigh NC
Digital Impressions For Dentures
Our cutting-edge technology allows us to create a virtual, computer-generated replica of your mouth with 3-D intraoral scanning devices rather than using traditional methods involving physical molds and gooey materials. Our Medit i700 Intraoral Scanner takes hundreds of pictures of your mouth in quick secession to produce 3-D images of your mouth on a computer screen that can be viewed while the impression information is gathered. There is NO RADIATION involved with this process! We then manipulate the image to plan your treatment and design your dentures.
Making the patient experience quicker and more comfortable as compared to traditional methods, this digital technology captures clear and accurate impression data almost instantly. Digital impressions not only reduce the amount of time you’re in the chair but improve that time as well, eliminating the need for unpleasant impression material. Digital impressions are an essential part of comfortable dentistry.
We use the gathered information that is transferred to a computer to create your dentures. Digital impressions increase efficiency, allowing us to send virtual impressions to the laboratory electronically. And with improved image accuracy, we create better-fitting dentures.
Answers To More Common Questions
- What Is The Purpose Of A Denture?
- Are Dentures The Same As False Teeth?
- Can I Get My Teeth Pulled And Dentures In The Same Day?
- What Is The Average Cost Of Dentures?
What Is The Purpose Of A Denture?
A denture is a removeable replacement for missing teeth. Its purpose is to restore your smile and eliminate the social discomfort that comes with missing teeth. Dentures also serve to provide support for your facial muscles that tend to sag when your teeth are missing.
Are Dentures The Same As False Teeth?
Yes! Dentures are today’s modern and updated version of yesterday’s false teeth. The term “false teeth” was first used in the 7th century for dentures that were created with real animal or human teeth! Not until the 16th century were dentures fabricated with non-human materials, such as hand-carved wood and beeswax. In the 18th century, porcelain was first used to create dentures, and today, we use a combination of various types of acrylic resin and porcelain to make durable, long-lasting dentures.
Can I Get My Teeth Pulled And Dentures In The Same Day?
Yes! You must come in to have a digital impression of your mouth made first, but at the following appointment, we can extract your teeth and place immediate dentures all in one appointment. We make periodic adjustments to the dentures as your gums heal, but rest assured, you will not need to go days without teeth.
We have found that immediately placed dentures aid in the healing process, protecting your gums, minimizing any bleeding, and helping to prevent dry socket from occurring when clots are dislodged.
What Is The Average Cost Of Dentures?
Since every patient is unique, it’s essential that you come in for a consultation where we can examine your mouth and create a treatment plan that would best match your needs. Once we’ve determined which dentures would best suit your case, we can give you an accurate estimate of the cost.
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