If you’ve ever gotten a custom-made dental prosthetic like a dental crown, then you’re all too familiar with the goopy impressions needed to create them.
To make it, the dentist needs to use a putty material and ask you to bite down on it, and once it hardens, it leaves an impression on your teeth. This is then sent to a lab, where your prosthetic is created.
Putties can be very inconvenient for the patient, but they are also not the best way to make an impression on the patient’s mouth. Instead, results can be much more exact (and comfortable) with digital scanners like the ones we use at Ivory Dental Studio.
Here’s everything you need to know about them!
Digital scanners are state-of-the-art devices that can create a fully digital impression of the patient’s oral cavity. The device projects a light scout to scan objects, such as your dental arch, and then the software creates a 3D rendition of it in real-time.
Through this technology, Dr. Harjit Gill can get a highly accurate scan of all the patient’s hard and soft tissues.
Digital scanners can be used for lots of different reasons, the most common of which is taking impressions of the teeth for dental prosthetics such as dentures or dental crowns.
Digital scanners offer a plethora of benefits when compared to traditional impressions:
Whether you’re looking to improve your oral health or want to address some cosmetic concerns, Dr. Harjit Gill can use a digital scan of your teeth to improve the outcomes of your treatment.
To get started, book a consultation at Ivory Dental Studio online.
To find out more about us or our services, you can call us directly at 289-296-0720 for a short chat. We’d be happy to answer all your questions!
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Putties can be very inconvenient for the patient, but they are also not the best way to make an impression on the patient’s mouth. Learn everything you need to know about digital scanners!
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