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Dentca Dentures

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Dentca Dentures are the latest advancement in denture therapy. No longer do patients have to wait for weeks to have their dentures made, they can now have them made faster than ever. Traditional visits take as many as 5 dental appointments, taking hours away from your busy schedule. Dentca dentures can be created in just 2 appointments. After your initial visit, your custom fitted Dentca Dentures are usually ready for delivery within about 10 days.

Dentca Dentures use CAD/CAM technology, a state of the art 3D imaging software that allows dentists to take virtual impressions in the patient’s mouth and create permanent appliances that are precise and high quality. This imaging software allows the computer to create a virtual denture of what the prosthesis will look like, including the gumlines.

By using advanced imaging technology, Dentca takes the human error and labor time out of creating a custom fitting denture prosthesis. The image can be edited for custom appearance of color and gum contour, in order to match the patient’s pigmentation and shade preferences. Patients are an active part of this process as they relay to their dentist what characteristics are important to them. This image is then transferred to Dentca laboratories where it is made and returned to your dentist as a final denture within around 8-12 business days.

The final results from a digitally designed denture is one that fits accurately as possible, prevents impression imperfections that can affect the fit, and shorten delivery time. Patients that have had a hard time with denture fit and appearance will benefit from Dentca Dentures. Denta dentures are extremely comfortable and look great.


Dentca CAD/CAM Denture Systems

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Dentures are removable, custom-made dental appliances used to replace missing teeth with artificial ones. Traditional dentures are made by hand in a laboratory using a plaster mould of the patient’s teeth. Traditionally, the fabrication phase for dentures has required patients to make several visits to the dentist―up to five visits over the course of one to two months. These visits are necessary because adjustments have to be made to the denture plate to achieve proper shape, size, and alignment. Even so, during the waiting period, a patient’s gums can change, so that even the final dentures may not fit perfectly. Also, because the dentures are made by hand, the fit can vary depending on the skill of the dental technician.

Nowadays, some dental practices still use dentures that are made this way, but new advances in the manufacturing of dentures have made it possible for people to get their dentures faster and also, to enjoy more comfortably-fitting dentures. One such denture is the Dentca computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) denture systems.

Dentca dentures are like traditional dentures in every way except for the way in which they are manufactured. Once the initial wax impression is taken using the patented 3D-ready trays, computerized 3D modeling and computer-assisted production techniques are used to design and create dentures that have a superior fit compared to conventional dentures. With Dentca, only two visits to the dentist are required and patients receive their dentures in about ten days, a drastically reduced waiting time compared to the waiting time for traditional dentures.

Dentca dentures makes getting dentures easier, improving patient satisfaction. They are optimized for weight and comfort, and can be customized for stippling, gum shade, and detailing.


3-D Virtual Dental Impressions

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What is CAD/CAM Dentistry? CAD/CAM is a 3-dimensional imaging device that allows dentists to perform a scan of the tooth for use in fabricating restorations like dentures, crowns, onlays or even braces.  One example is the Dentca denture system  that eliminates the need for dental impressions and significantly reduces the number of visits the patient needs to make to the dental office for their dentures to be fitted.

This unique piece of technology allows dentists to send the patient’s virtual dental impression directly to dental laboratories for appliance manufacturing. Some dentists also have in-office crown fabrication, which uses this virtual impression image to create a permanent dental crown while the patient is at the office having their tooth prepared, eliminating the need for a temporary crown and 6 week fabrication time at a dental lab.

Virtual dental impressions eliminate messy, traditional dental impressions that are sometimes difficult to take, especially on patients with a sensitive gag reflex. The final result is an extremely accurate virtual representation of the tooth that is so detailed that dentists and dental laboratories don’t have to worry about the quality as they do with traditional dental impressions.

This technology has been used since the 1980s, but is becoming increasingly popular in modern dentistry due to the convenience and quality that it allows dentists to provide to their patients.

If you’ve had problems in the past with dentures, crowns or bridges not fitting properly, or simply want to reduce the number of office visits for fitting dentures or other dental treatment, ask your dentist about 3-D virtual impressions with CAD/CAM technology. 


Advances in Dentures

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Exciting advances in denture production promise to revolutionize the process of fitting new dentures.  The conventional process for having new dentures made usually takes a month or longer and four or five visits to the dentist’s office.  A newly developed procedure reduces the amount of time to about 10 days and the number of visits to just two.

Using cutting edge CAD (Computer Aided Design)/CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) systems, Dentca dentures can be produced much more quickly and accurately than conventional dentures.   The conventional method involves taking an impression of the patient’s mouth and gums and sending it to a lab where a “try in” denture made of wax or plastic is made by hand.  This model is sent back to your dentist for you to “try in”.

Your dentist will assess the fit and send the model back to the lab for the necessary modifications.  This process is repeated until your dentist determines that the model fits properly.  Only then is the final denture produced and even then some adjustments may be needed.

With the Dentca denture system, the denture is produced with precision CAD/CAM technology after only a single visit.  The process only requires two visits to the dentist’s office:  one visit for the impressions to be taken and one for final delivery of your new dentures.  You will spend far less time in the dentist’s chair and your new dentures can be ready in only ten days.  In addition, since the dentures are produced using precision CAD/CAM technology instead of being produced by hand which eliminates human error and minimizes uncomfortable fitting problems.

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