If any of my dental technician colleagues had said when we were training, that software would make complicated denture making easy and would lead to low cost dentures, they would have been mocked. No, not possible, will never happen…
Well, the world has moved on considerably since then and our industry has changed irreversibly. Technology is an integral part of this evolution.
We are always looking at new ways to do things to make our services more attractive to our customers, better, cheaper, more efficient and easier. This endless searching has paid off with our latest discovery:
The World’s first CAD/CAM Dentures
The simplified story is that a group of ‘bright sparks’ have addressed the problems we all struggle with in denture making.
You, the patient, needs to visit again and again, sometimes up to 10 times, to have your dentures made and adjusted.
Many patients (and maybe you are one of them) are either too time poor, or otherwise unable to find time for so many visits.
So you put up with that poorly fitting denture because you can’t be bothered spending the time to fix the problem.
The problems worsen and eventually become nearly impossible to fix, at least in some cases.
From our perspective, it is important to get quality information at every appointment that is as accurate and useful as possible. This involves considerable skill, expertise, hand-eye co-ordination and patience. Generally speaking the longer the problem is delayed, the more difficult it is to fix.
We firmly believe that anything that can allow patients to have dentures at a more reasonable cost, in a quicker time-frame and reduce human error, is absolutely a positive development.
Here is a brief background to the development of CAD/CAM Dentures
In 2007, several dental professionals gathered together to find an answer to solve the above mentioned problems.
After much research and numerous studies, they have now developed a way to use the CAD and CAM systems to aid in the manufacturing of dentures.
Having tested this new method over the course of two years, they obtained the license to use this computerized 3-dimentional structuring method to produce dentures for the first time in the world. The patented technology is fully capable of maximizing the patient’s satisfaction without requiring a separate process of modifying the patient’s comfort.
Our team, using patented technology, offers low-cost dentures. We’ll save you time and money.
What this means is that you only have to meet with us three times.
The patient’s first visit will consist of creating an impression using the impression trays, the second visit will consist of acquiring and testing the denture and the final appointment is fitting the finished and processed product.
The technology is able to make full upper and lower dentures at this stage but our understanding is wheels are in motion to expand the service to partial dentures.
Watch this space!
This amazing simplified process still involves considerable skill and expertise from our clinical and technical team.
But what is great is the ability to merge our talents with technology to create a fantastic result for the consumer.
Call us to find out more about this new technology and we will be happy to give you more information.
Or you can book a consultation today to determine if Digital Dentures are the way forward for you.
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