Digital impressions are scanners that use lasers or cameras to scan your mouth. The scanner generates digital impressions, which are sent to the lab when your dentist places the orders for a dental restoration.
Digital impressions have several advantages over traditional impressions. They are more comfortable and less invasive than traditional ones. They are also more precise, which improves the quality of the restoration.
How can Digital Impressions benefit me?
Digital impressions provide many benefits to patients, including:
Digital impressions are more accurate than traditional impressions. When a dentist uses dental putty to capture a mold, the putty changes shape based on the patient's bite. This movement can negatively affect the fit of the crown, bridge, or implant. Digital impressions provide a more accurate impression by capturing a three-dimensional image of the teeth. This means that the crown, bridge, or implant will fit perfectly.
2. Time efficiency
Digital impressions capture a 3D image of the teeth. This means that both dentist and patient can view the image in real-time. This makes any needed adjustments or changes to the shape of the crown, bridge, or implant possible immediately. There is no need to take a new impression, send it out to a lab, and wait for the results. Instead, the dentist can make adjustments and send the creation to the lab for fabrication in a single appointment.
When are Digital Impressions used?
Digital impressions can be used for a variety of dental procedures, including dental crowns and bridges, dentures, inlays and onlays, dental veneers, and Invisalign®.
Will I be awake during my Digital Impressions?
Although digital impressions are made digitally, your dentist will still prepare your mouth for this process. To do so, we will administer a local anesthetic. Since you will not be awake, the dentist will be able to make impressions without bracing for signs of discomfort.
Digital impressions are a quick and comfortable process. First, the dentist cleans the tooth. Then, the scanner takes digital pictures. Finally, the patient can approve or request any changes.
At Wade K Marler D.D.S, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (253) 852-0480 or visit us at 17203 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042.