What are Digital Dental Impressions?
- Posted on: Sep 22 2020
If you have ever had traditional impressions the one thing you probably remember is how uncomfortable they were, especially if you have sensitive teeth, a heightened gag reflex, or dental anxiety.
At Clocktower Dental, our impressions are taken digitally. Digital impressions are different. There is no more anxiety, fear, or discomfort with the procedure. This state-of-the-art equipment is able to provide the dentists at Clocktower Dental with a more detailed and accurate view of your entire mouth in a relatively short amount of time.
What are Dental Impressions Used For?
Dental impressions are used in several different areas of dentistry for the purpose of:
Determining a diagnosis
Planning a treatment
Our dentists can get all the information they need, with digital impressions, to create your crown, bridge, retainer, or other dental appliances.
How do you take a Digital Impression?
A digital impression is created by moving a small wand around the inside of your mouth. As it virtually scans your mouth, measurements and small images are captured on a monitor to create a precise map of your mouth.
What are the Benefits of a Digital Impression?
For patients who have a sensitivity to cold material or a strong gag reflex, a dental impression is more comfortable than the traditional impressions. The digital impression is more accurate than traditional impressions and limits the margin of error and distortion so that your crown, bridge, or other restoration models will be a better fit. It also means that your dental implant will be placed in a better position when it is combined with a digital X-ray.
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