If you've ever experienced messy impressions taken of your teeth, you will truly appreciate the convenience of digital impressions. With no radiation and no discomfort, we can use one of our two scanners to record your whole mouth in less than 5 minutes. In addition to recording the condition of your teeth and gums during your visit, digital impressions allow us to monitor your teeth over time by overlaying two records and checking for changes. If you have wear, recession or areas of concern, there is no substitute for a digital record. Imagine breaking a tooth and having your replacement be shaped exactly like your natural tooth instead of an approximation. It is the reality of digital dentistry!
We can also use these records to communicate with a lab. The records can be shared electronically to cut down on the time needed for your crowns, nightguards, bridges, veneers, clear aligners or other restorations! Having a digital record allows us to share information about the color of your teeth, shape of your teeth (before they had an issue!) and even the movement of your jaw. If physical models are needed, we use 3D printing technology to create your models with higher accuracy than the old goopy impression material could create.