Dental impressions have been used in dentistry for decades to make sure crowns, bridges, and other dental appliances fit onto teeth and in the mouth correctly. Over time, technology has become more advanced, and Whitaker Family Dentistry has access to digital impressions. Impressions done digitally are more comfortable than traditional impressions and allow for more accurate placements and designing of dental devices.
Advanced Technology for Digital Impressions
Dental impressions are often an unpleasant experience for patients. There are no needles involved, and it is not painful, yet the teeth will need to be kept clamped shut for several minutes while the impression is taken. This, however, is for traditional impressions. Digital impressions take away the discomfort associated with impressions and eliminate the need for putty material used in the dental office.
Digital impressions are much more comfortable for patients than traditional impressions. Since traditional impressions have to be inserted into the mouth and sit there, digital impressions are a relief for patients in Fort Valley. Digital impressions do not need to sit in the mouth and do not cause gagging in patients.
Digital implants allow dentists to craft supremely fitting appliances for patients that need dental implants, crowns, dentures, bridges, and other dental procedures and devices. Restorations will fit much better in the mouth, and patients will spend less time getting issues corrected or appliances adjusted.
Impressions using digital technology are much faster than traditional impressions. A wand will be used to take a digital image of your teeth and takes only 45 seconds. However, a traditional impression requires twice the amount of time to get an impression. You’ll also spend less time in the dental chair since the results are much more accurate.
You can contact a dentist at Whitaker Family Dentistry in Fort Valley, GA, for more information about how digital impressions can benefit your experience at the dentist and improve your oral health. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, speak with someone in our office to learn about our business hours and how you can have a beautiful smile while being more comfortable during your dental visit.