What Are Digital Impressions?
Having impressions of your mouth used to be a lengthy and sometimes uncomfortable procedure. During physical impressions, you bite into a molding material for extended periods of time to create impressions, which can be problematic for patients with a sensitive gag reflex. This is the reason why doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig are pleased to offer a modern solution to molds with 3D impressions. Using the advanced technology of intraoral cameras, 3D (also called electronic) impressions take exact scans of your mouth. This makes it possible for us to create an accurate model of your mouth that may be used to create dental restorations like crowns, implants, inlays, onlays, dentures, and more. If you're in need of restorative dental work, eliminate the time and stress of physical molds with digital impressions at Dental Beauty Wellness Center in Trafalgar, IN.
What Can I Expect from Digital Impressions?
When receiving digital impressions, we'll have you relax in a treatment chair while Dr. Hendrickson moves a small scanning wand around your mouth. This tool uses blue wavelength light to capture all regions, corners, and crevices of your mouth. After the scanning is complete, a model of your teeth will show up on the screen. If any areas were missed during the first scan, an easy re-scan can be administered to catch the needed areas, compared to utilizing dental molds that would require the whole process to be repeated. When your digital scans have been completed, they'll be sent to a dental laboratory or our CEREC machine. Once your orthodontic or restoration treatment has been made from your scans, Dr. Hendrickson or Dr. Rahrig will be able to complete your treatment. We will keep your digital impressions with your file so they can be utilized in the future. This can make it easier in case you need another restoration and to compare changes in your mouth.
Dental Impressions for Efficient Dental Restoration
Digital impressions at Dental Beauty Wellness Center are a fantastic alternative to uncomfortable and messy dental molds. Utilizing advanced technology, we will digitally scan a precise impression to get an efficient dental restoration in significantly less time. These impressions give us a clear, precise mold of the mouth so we can provide the best oral services. Contact our office in Trafalgar, IN today to schedule your consultation with doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig.