Montgomery Digital Impressions
Creating beautiful, healthy smiles is our top priority at the Montgomery dentistry office of Geoffrey A. Iverson, DDS. Dr. Iverson and his dedicated team use the latest dental technology and treatment techniques to help patients achieve their optima level of oral health quickly and comfortably. Our office has a fully integrated digital dentistry system. We use digital x-rays, photos, and bite impressions to create dental care plans that are seamless from start to finish. Our digital dental technologies make the entire diagnosis, treatment planning, and restoration processes better. If you want to learn more about digital impressions, any of our state-of-the-art dental technologies, or other services in our office, please don’t hesitate to call Dr. Iverson and his Montgomery dentistry team today. We look forward to helping you with all of your dental care needs.
When Would I Need a Digital Impression?
We can use digital bite impressions for any treatment that would require the use of traditional bite impressions as part of the preparation process. These impressions are fast, painless, and precise. They are the obvious continuation of our digital dentistry practice. Digital impressions allow us to fully streamline your dental treatment plan. We use these digital impressions in combination with digital images and x-rays to design flawless dental restorations. These impressions and our smile designs can be sent immediately to our lab where they begin crafting your restoration right away. Some of the many restorations and oral appliances we use digital bite impressions to craft include:
- Dental crowns
- Fixed bridges
- Partial and full dentures
- Dental implants
- Porcelain veneers
- Mouthguards for athletes and patients who grind and clench teeth
- Orthodontic appliances
- TMJ therapy appliances
- Sleep apnea therapy appliances
How do Digital Impressions Work?
Digital impressions are safe and simple to capture. We begin by using a small, handheld tool to capture scans of your smile. These scanned images are sent directly to our chairside computers where they create a three dimensional image of your smile. Every groove, pit, and crevice in your smile is captured and precisely reproduced. These digital impressions are then used by our team to design your restorations and oral appliances. Then, they are instantly transferred to our dental lab. That means they can get started on your restoration right away, cutting back on overall treatment time, so you get a flawless, beautiful smile quickly.
What are the Benefits of Digital Impressions?
Traditional bite impressions use a putty-like substance to create a mirror image of your smile. While these impressions are effective, they are not nearly as precise as the digital options. There is also a greater risk for human error using traditional bite impressions compared with digital solutions. Precision impressions and flawless restorations are two of the many benefits of using a digital dental impression system. Some of the other benefits associated with the use of digital impressions include:
- No messy, goopy impressions
- No impression errors and need for recapture
- No waiting for the physical impression to ship to the lab
- More precise treatment planning and flawless restorations