In the past, no patient enjoyed getting dental impressions. The putty that molds around the teeth didn’t taste great, and it was hard not to gag when it oozed toward the back of the throat! Thanks to modern technology, Dr. Zsambeky and his team can now use digital impressions to get all the information they need without using putty.
Reasons We Love Digital Impressions
Increased accuracy: Digital impressions provide highly precise and detailed digital models of patients’ teeth, resulting in better-fitting restorations and improved treatment outcomes.
Reduced patient discomfort: Patients no longer need to endure the discomfort associated with traditional impressions, such as bulky trays and unpleasant-tasting materials. Instead, a small intraoral scanner is used to capture images of the teeth quickly and comfortably.
Faster turnaround times: Digital impressions streamline the entire impression process, eliminating the need for physical transportation of impressions to the dental laboratory. This expedites the fabrication of dental restorations, reducing the overall treatment timeline and allowing patients to receive their final restorations sooner.
Time and cost savings: Digital impressions can significantly save time for both dentists and patients. They eliminate the need for impression material mixing, tray preparation, and shipping, which saves chair time during appointments. Additionally, digital impressions can reduce the occurrence of remakes and adjustments, minimizing costs associated with redoing restorations.
Various applications: Digital impressions have a wide range of applications in dentistry. The versatility of digital impressions makes them a valuable tool for many dental procedures to create:
How Do Digital Impressions Work?
Digital impressions use cutting-edge laser and scanning technology to create a virtual 3D replica of the inside of the patient’s mouth. The entire process only takes minutes, and the digital impressions eliminate some of the errors that come up with traditional ones.
A traditional impression is an imperfect “negative” image of the teeth. In contrast, a digital impression is an accurate “positive” image, allowing our doctors to zoom in for more careful evaluation.
Want to Learn More About Digital Impressions in Concord, NC?
Digital impressions aren’t just better for the professionals at Zsambeky, Chaney, & Associates – they’re also better for you! To learn more about how they can enhance your dental experience, get in touch with us today.