If you need a dental restoration, such as a crown, an impression must be taken of your teeth so that the most precise product can be fabricated for your smile. In the past, this impression included biting down on a tray of gooey dental cement. The process not only left room for error, but it was also messy and often left patients gagging. Fortunately, modern dental technology has changed the way you get an impression at the dentist.
At Gilreath Family Dental, we use advanced imaging and scanning tools to capture 3D pictures of your teeth without the need to use messy impressions. Our Omnicam digital scanner is a wand-like device that is held inside your mouth to work its magic while you sit back and relax. The “gag-free” comfort is just one of the many benefits of going to a dentist who uses digital impressions.
Benefits of Digital Impressions
When used correctly, the advanced technology of digital impressions can produce numerous advantages to both patient and dentist. As an office who offers CEREC same-day dental restorations, the use of digital impressions is a vital component that streamlines patient care and alleviates the need for multiple office visits.
Here are some leading benefits of digital dental impressions:
- Improves productivity and efficiency in the dental office
- High degree of accuracy/precision for better-fitting restorations
- Maximum convenience – Less chair time (3-5 min to complete)
- More pleasant – no bad taste or risk of gagging
- Cleaner – no mess
- Reduces room for error – allows chairside adjustments
- Eco-friendly method of taking impressions
- Fast turnaround time – digital scans can be sent immediately to labs or in-office printing systems
At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we are proud to use cutting-edge technology to boost patient satisfaction. When it comes to dental impressions, you can forget about having to endure the “goop” of physical molds. To learn more about how our digital impression technology works, please call our office.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,