Digital impressions are arguably, one of the most notable breakthroughs in modern dentistry, improving the patient and dentist/orthodontist experience alike. Below, we explore the principal reasons why once you’ve had digital impressions, you’ll never look back.
Easier for your dentist to get an accurate result
As alginate impressions use a gloopy (unpleasant!) impression material, the result is not always accurate first time around – your dentist or orthodontist may need to perform several tries before getting it right. In the case of digital impressions, the process is significantly less invasive and it’s much easier for your dentist to obtain an accurate mould of your teeth first time around as it’s not performed manually, reducing the chance of human error.
Improved patient experience
Anyone who has ever had alginate impressions will know that the process can be uncomfortable and induce a gag reflex – this is because of the impression material mentioned above. As digital impressions are a simple scan of the teeth, the patient no longer has to put up with the discomfort yielded by the impression material.
Can be used in conjunction with Invisalign orthodontic treatment
Digital impressions can be used to create dental impressions that form the foundation of Invisalign clear aligners, streamlining the overall process. Digital impressions are also used as part of a number of other treatments including getting a crown.
The wonder of Digital Smile Design
Here at Corner House Dental, the digital impressions process never fails to wow patients. Digital Smile Design allows your practitioner to show you a mock up of what your teeth will look like post-treatment, which is particularly useful for patients who are slightly apprehensive about the treatment period ahead. You will be able to see the movements your teeth will go through and an image of the final result.
If you would like more information about digital impressions at Corner House Dental, please don’t hesitate to contact us.