The field of dentistry has seen many changes in recent years. Technological developments have allowed us to vastly improve the quality of care that we can provide for you. At Shenandoah Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer the latest, most cutting-edge dental technology in our office. Included in the technology that we use is digital impressions.
What Are Digital Impressions?
It used to be that when we needed to take an impression of your mouth, we would have to use impression putty. This putty could be messy and uncomfortable. It could also be inaccurate, resulting in ill-fitting restorations and the need for multiple impressions.
Digital impressions are different. Rather than messy impression putty, we use an optical scanner to capture an impression of your teeth and gums. The scanner is a compact, handheld wand that we pass over your teeth to take the impression. The scanner is radiation-free, and it only takes a few minutes to completely scan your mouth. Once the scan is complete, the impression is then displayed almost instantly in 3D on a computer monitor.
Uses for Digital Impressions
Digital impressions can be used for some different things including:
Benefits of Digital Impressions
Benefits of digital impressions include:
With digital impressions, we can get the information we need to create custom fit restorations and more, all without the need for messy impression putty. For more information, call Shenandoah Family Dentistry today at 540-551-4455.