3D Printed Dentures
Many times when someone is first getting dentures, a temporary denture will be made for them to have the same day of the tooth extractions. By printing dentures for this intermediate time while a patient is healing, it allows us to have a product ready very quickly. Since it is a digital file and saved as well, it is relatively easy to replace if something happens to it, such as if your dog eats it, which is much more common than most people think. Ask us how we know! We are able to create an identical product in a very short time if it is damaged.
Along with full dentures, sometimes a patient may want something temporary to fill in where they might be missing a few teeth. We can now design and print “flippers” or temporary partial dentures. And just like the full dentures, if something happens to it, we can print another at a fraction of the cost for the patient.
As this technology improves and newer resins are coming to market, we are now also starting to offer definitive dentures that can be printed. Rather than taking 1-2 months to get your final denture from sending things back and forth to a lab, we can make a denture in as few as 3 appointments that are only a few days apart.
Ask us if a 3D printed denture might be right for you!