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Digital Dental Impressions

Dental impressions. Conventional Method Uses Goop.If you needed a dental restoration like a crown ten or more years ago, it is likely that you have experienced creating an impression or mold of your teeth. Many dentists still use this method, putting dental cement in a form that the patient must bite down on to make impressions of their teeth. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we no longer use this outdated method for dental impressions. We have invested in digital dental impression technology to improve the process of creating restoration for our patients.

Omnicam digital scanner.
Omnicam digital scanner at Gilreath Family Dentistry

Much of dental imaging is now moving toward digital options. Film x-rays have been replaced at our office with digital radiography for improved images, quicker results and less radiation exposure. There are similar advantages to using digital dental impressions. Advanced imaging can take a 3D digital picture of teeth that allows the dental lab to recreate the form without the need for a physical mold or impression of the teeth.

Benefits of a Digital Impression

The use of digital impressions for dental restorations offers many benefits for us and our patients. For us, digital impressions are quicker and more precise. We can create a digital image of teeth that can be sent directly to our dental lab in seconds instead of sending a mold through the mail. If changes need to be made, the turnaround time is cut down to hours instead of days through the digital workflow used. The digital information is more accurate for a better fit, requiring fewer alterations.

For patients, digital impressions are quicker, easier and more comfortable. The “goop” that is used for physical dental impressions is not pleasant, and many patients gag while holding the impression tray in their mouth. Digital dental impressions are much less invasive with no gagging. Patients can receive their dental restorations quicker, even the same day if they are receiving one of our CEREC dental crowns. Also, there are fewer visits needed to our office.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we respect our patients and want to offer them the best dental care options. With digital dental impressions, we can create dental restorations quicker and with more accuracy, resulting in better results for our patients.

Our Client Reviews

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 103 reviews

Susan

Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

Our Office

Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA, 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
(770) 514-1224

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