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How Digital Impressions Lead to Better Dental Restorations

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsanker @ 9:30 pm
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You may not put a whole lot of thought into the technology and equipment that your dentist utilizes; however, did you know that there’s quite a bit of variance and capabilities when it comes to advanced dental technology? That said, you should want to visit an office that houses the best and most advanced equipment around—one such example is the TRIOS Impression Scanner, which allows your provider to create detailed diagrams of the inside of your mouth. And better yet, these images can translate into high-quality and better-fitting dental restorations! Here’s more about how.

A Closer Look at Digital Impressions

In the past, dentists have relied on the traditional impression process to create replicas of patients’ mouths for the purpose of dental restorations. This method relied on a foul-tasting, gooey impression material placed onto a tray that’s inserted into a patient’s mouth. However, thanks to advancements in dental technology, this can now be completed entirely digitally.

Your dentist will take images of your teeth using special lasers and digital scanners; this process is completely noninvasive and safe, and better yet, super quick to carry out! Typically, a special spray is also used prior to the can to ensure that every part of your mouth is captured. These tools can capture and record every single detail inside of your mouth, no matter how small, and conjure a digital 3D rendering that can be used to prepare your dental restorations. With more information at their disposal, your dentist can craft astonishingly detailed and better-fitting restorations that’ll serve you well.

The Many Benefits of Digital Impressions

There’s a long list of advantages that patients gain access to when they opt for digital impressions. Consider the following benefits:

  • Improved image & impression quality, which translates into better-fitting restorations.
  • Less time spent in the treatment chair thanks to an expedited process.
  • No need for the foul, gooey impression material that’s been used in the past.
  • Lower margin of error since the technology reduces your dentist’s reliance on their hands.
  • Eco-friendly and more cost-effective than the traditional impression process since it eliminates the need for disposable plastic trays and impression material.
  • The digital impressions can be stored electronically and indefinitely!

If you’re in need of dental restorations, you shouldn’t hesitate to see a dentist that utilizes this type of technology; it can essentially guarantee that the restoration you receive is something that’ll last!

About the Author

Dr. Robert J. Sanker received his DDS from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry and has proudly served patients and families in the Rockville, MD community for several years. His practice is excited to offer the latest in advanced dental technology, including equipment such as the TRIOS Impression Scanner to make the impression part of the dental restoration process a breeze! If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to schedule a visit, feel free to contact Dr. Sanker through his practice’s website or over the phone for further information or assistance. Telephone: (301) 468-5566.  

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