Constantly evolving, technological advances in the health sector offer new methods and new treatments that are more effective and suitable for everyone. We now find technologies that are more precise and allow better comfort, a better appearance and simplified treatments. In the previous article, you were presented with the benefits of oral health (Oral health: for eating, for cardiovascular health and Alzheimer’s). Discover here the speculations of our doctor of dentistry, concerning the uses of 3D recording technologies and their advantages.
Say goodbye to imprints taken from molds that make your heart ache! With intraoral scanners, it is possible to take impressions of the mouth without using pastes and guaranteeing exceptional precision. This precision makes it possible to create dental prostheses with unequaled comfort. The process is simple, by moving the camera over the mouth structures, the fingerprints are recorded directly in 3D.
Once the registration stage has been completed, the denturist uses assembly software. This software gives access to a large library of teeth, shapes as well as different sizes. Also, it is possible to arrange the teeth so that they match the jaw while respecting the shape of the face. The chewing efficiency and the stability of the prosthesis are then considerably improved while meeting the patient’s aesthetic criteria.
The denturologist can then print a model that the patient can try out in the comfort of their home. This option was not possible before.
The advantages of going digital
With digital technology, prostheses have a superior finish and aesthetic. This is called a work of art which can be reproduced as often as desired by saving the digital file. Several advantages arise from the use of these digital technologies which also allow the use of a whole range of new materials.
Here are the advantages:
- Imprints taken digitally using a laser camera
- Digital assembly and impression of teeth to test the prosthesis at home
- Unrivaled aesthetics
- Exceptional comfort
- Possibility to reproduce digitally recorded prostheses again (in the event of loss, breakage or replacement)
These new technologies are very advantageous for both the patient and the denturist and allow a better quality of the finished product.