Dental scans generated using 3D scanning technology are used to create digital impressions. At Dr G Dental Studio, we use digital impression technology to capture the dentition using polygons, resulting in a very accurate 3D representation of the patient’s dentition.
A digital impression can be obtained in two ways: a desktop scanner scans a gypsum model to make a digital model, or an intraoral scanner generates a digital impression directly from the patient’s oral cavity. Intraoral scanning produces digital reproductions of teeth and gums, which are then displayed on a computer or tablet screen. The dental professional can then utilize these digital teeth impressions to determine whether there is a problem, what it is, what treatment may be required, and to communicate with the patient about all of this.
Digital impressions are widely used to fabricate dental crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The digital models provide precise measurements and design of the restorations, resulting in accurate fits and improved aesthetics.
In orthodontic treatment, digital impressions are used to plan and fabricate clear aligners, such as Invisalign. These digital models help orthodontists create customized treatment plans and design aligners that gradually move the teeth into their desired positions.
Digital impressions play a crucial role in the placement and restoration of dental implants. They help in accurately planning implant placement, creating surgical guides, and fabricating custom implant abutments and crowns for optimal fit and aesthetics.
The taking of digital impressions can be more comfortable for the patient than using a tray and material since the patient does not need to bite down on a squishy substance. It’s also easier on the dentist and staff because the process is much easier to manage.
For dentists, the digital impression system means they can complete the procedure quickly without sacrificing accuracy or detail. The anatomical details are captured via a small camera that scans the mouth to create a 3D image of the mouth, gums, and teeth. The image is then sent to a lab computer for fabrication.
Since digital impressions eliminate the need to use putty molds, they’re cleaner and can reduce the risk of transmitting germs and other contaminants to the impression. Patients don’t have to sit with a tray of gooey material in their mouths for an extended period, making them uncomfortable or self-conscious.
In addition to speeding up the process of preparing your restorations, digital impressions make it easier for patients to understand their treatment options. Patients are more likely to agree to treatment when they visualize the result. And when your team can provide treatments faster, you reduce the likelihood of losing patients who need immediate care.
Digital impressions provide many benefits over traditional impressions. For the best dental care customized for your unique needs, visit Dr G Dental Studio at 2500 SW 107th Ave #45, Miami 33165, or call (305) 217-6453.
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