Many patients need dental impressions taken of their teeth to create an exact mold of the mouth to ensure repairs and replacements (such as crowns and bridges) feel and look as natural as possible. At O Dentistry, we strive to make sure our patients are comfortable and at ease with this process, and we are proud to offer both traditional dental impressions, as well as digital.
What are digital impressions?
In certain cases, we are able to utilize cutting-edge digital technology to create impressions on our computer, allowing us to forgo the traditional method of impression trays and gooey liquid. The virtual, computer-generated replicas of your mouth are highly accurate, eliminating much of the labor and guesswork traditional impressions require. Most importantly, our patients report that the digital impressions process is much easier, quicker, and more comfortable than traditional impressions.
How this technology benefits you
- Finally, you can say goodbye to the goop, gagging, discomfort, and anxiety you’ve experienced in the past with traditional dental impression materials!
- It enables the immediate assessment of whether or not your tooth has been properly prepared for restoration.
- This technology is ideal for fabricating restorations such as new crowns, veneers and fillings for teeth — often possible in one office visit.
- It takes less time than traditional dental impressions.