No more gooey impression trays. Digital dental impressions provide a simple, effective, and better experience for our patients, while allowing us to create a high-quality mold of your mouth. This means better fitting crowns, bridges, and implants—and shorter visits.
The Difference Between Traditional Impressions and Digital Impressions
Digital impressions utilize an intraoral camera that captures a three-dimensional image of your entire mouth—including the hard and soft tissues of your mouth. Traditional impressions use a gooey substance-covered tray that is inserted into your mouth, while digital impressions are quicker, easier, and more comfortable, while providing our team with a more accurate and detailed replica of your mouth.
The Digital Impression Process
The process of capturing a digital impression of your mouth is quick and simple. We use a wand attached to our computer to scan the inside of your mouth. Once the scan is complete, we can view the 3D image of your mouth on the computer screen. We make sure the image is accurate and clear, then send it to our lab where we can use it for various dental needs.
Benefitting Our Patients
Traditional gooey impressions are especially uncomfortable for those with sensitive teeth, a serious gag reflex, or who suffer dental anxiety. Digital impressions provide a quick, effective, and easy way for our team to view the inside of your mouth. We’re proud to offer this highly effective alternative to traditional impressions.
If you are interested in learning more about digital impressions, please call today: (312) 750-9000.