Digital Dentures: Receive Your Restoration in Two Office Visits
One of the drawbacks of choosing dentures for tooth replacement is that it can take weeks to get your final restoration. Treatment typically includes several appointments for fittings and adjustments. Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel have virtually eliminated these issues by offering AvaDent® digital dentures for patients at Astoria Dental Group. These dentures are digitally designed and manufactured at our Queens, NY, practice, allowing you to enjoy high-quality results with fewer office visits.
What Are Digital Dentures?
If you are considering dentures, you may be wondering what the differences are between conventional and digital dentures. While traditional dentures are made over the course of several weeks using conventional materials, digital dentures are a faster treatment solution that also produces high-quality results.
To understand why this is, let's take a look at how they are made. AvaDent dentures are made up of two components.
This acrylic disc makes up the base of your denture. Before it is milled into a base, it resembles a gum-colored hockey puck. Unlike conventional denture material, the AvaDent puck:
- Is nonporous
- Is more bacteria-resistant
- Has enhanced fracture resistance
- Fits comfortably against the roof of your mouth
- Is shrink-resistant
- Is Monomer-free
- Is made in the USA
These features help promote fresh breath and can keep your prosthetics looking and feeling great for many years to come. There are many shades available to match the precise color of your intraoral tissue.
During fabrication, the puck is completed with eXtreme-Cross-Linked (XCL™) fully-milled dentures. These dentures are made using patented technology. They are monolithic, meaning that they are made using a single piece of material. This eliminates the need for bonding material and makes them highly resistant to fractures.
The digital design and manufacturing feature also reduces the probability of human error, ensures more predictable outcomes, and promotes an exceptional fit.
The dentures also boast impressive aesthetics. They are digitally designed to look and shine just like natural teeth. They are also versatile and can be worn as traditional dentures or as implant-supported dentures.
How They Are Made
First, one of our dentists will assess your smile and determine whether you need any extractions, gum disease treatment, or other procedures to restore your oral health. This gives us a healthy foundation for your new prosthetic.
Once the necessary preparatory treatment is complete, one of our dentists will take impressions of your smile using our digital scanner. This eliminates the need for traditional putty impressions, which can be messy, time-consuming, and particularly uncomfortable for patients who have a sensitive gag reflex.
We will then digitally upload your impressions directly to our in-house lab. Our technicians will use the computer-aided design and manufacturing unit to craft the base and dentures from the premium materials provided by AvaDent.
Faster Treatment with More Precise Outcomes
There many benefits to choosing AvaDent digital dentures over conventional dentures.
While traditional dentures are typically outsourced to a lab and can take weeks to return to the patient, the AvaDent system allows our doctors to expedite your entire treatment. Conventional dentures require five to six office visits, while digital dentures can be delivered to you in two to four office visits. You also spend less time in the dentist's chair because digital dentures typically require fewer modifications.
Sense of Security
When we create AvaDent digital dentures, we keep a digital record of your prosthesis. This means that you do not have to worry if you lose or have to replace your dentures. Our team can easily recreate your design and quickly provide a replacement.
With AvaDent, every step of the process is digital. While traditional dentures take an average of seven hours to make, AvadDent dentures can be manufactured in thirty minutes. The digital design and manufacturing feature also reduces the probability of human error, ensures more predictable outcomes, and promotes an exceptional fit.
The plentiful benefits of this treatment option have made AvaDent dentures very popular, and over 100,000 nationwide are already enjoying AvaDent prosthetics.
Experience Our Technology Firsthand
AvaDent digital dentures are only one of the unique, innovative treatment options we offer at Astoria Dental Group. Thanks to our in-office technology and in-house lab, you can experience faster, more precise, and more comfortable treatment than ever before. When appropriate, we may even be able to provide digital dentures in as little as two office visits. To schedule your first appointment, send us an online message or call us at (718) 278-1123.