Dental impressions help us create a model of a patient’s teeth and bite, and with it, we can plan and design a wide variety of treatments so that they blend seamlessly into the smile both functionally and aesthetically.
In the past, impressions were created by having a patient literally bite down into dental putty, and if you’ve ever gone through this, then we bet it wasn’t exactly your favorite experience!
Now, using a small digital scanner, we can keep the putty safely tucked away and make higher quality impressions at the same time. The scanner can be easily moved throughout the mouth to capture dozens of close-up images of the teeth and gums, and using software, they can be pieced together to create a 3D digital impression. The entire process only takes a few minutes and even generates a higher-quality impression compared to the traditional physical model.
To learn more about digital impressions and how they lead to faster and more comfortable care, contact us today.