Digital impressions let your dentist capture a virtual map of your teeth. Within minutes, a computer-generated replica of your mouth can be completed. If the traditional impressions keep you from going to the dentist, you'll find digital impressions very helpful.
A digital impression can be in the form of an image or a video. It uses digital scanning or lasers to create detailed images of the teeth, gums, as well as hard and soft tissues in the mouth. The process eliminates the need for an unpleasant and distasteful mold.
With digital impressions, your dentist no longer needs to send your impressions via conventional mail. Your impression can be sent in real-time to the dental laboratory. This makes same-day dental restorations possible, which then reduces the trips you need to make to the dental office.
Here are more of the benefits of digital impressions in dentistry:
The traditional way of taking dental impressions involves more steps. The process also requires utmost care as there are chances of committing mistakes due to issues with the impression materials used or human error.
With digital impressions, errors are reduced as the images can be captured precisely. It helps you and your dentist save time as the impression and restoration can be completed faster. You no longer have to take multiple visits as even the restoration can sometimes be done in the dental office.
If you are concerned about gag reflex, with digital impressions, you need not hold your mouth open for a long period to have your impressions taken. If there are any missing areas, your dentist may be able to patch the digital images without you retaking the impression. Additional scans can be added to the original image to make it more accurate.
Get your dental impressions taken with ease with digital scanners. Here at Embrace Dental, we put patient comfort first. We’re proud to be using digital impression systems in our office.
For more information about this dental innovation and how it can help you in your dental procedures, we invite you to come in for a visit. Call us today at (587) 355-6968 and we'll be happy to assist you.