Saying Goodbye To Messy Dental Impressions

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Some dental procedures call for making an impression of the patient's teeth. Usually, impressions allow dental labs to create crowns, implants, bridges, and more that are exact (or nearly exact) replicas of the patient's teeth. The impression is sent to a lab and the results are often very satisfying for the patient. Dental impressions are a lot better than they used to be, though. To find out more, read on.

Old School Impressions 

Previously, the only way to obtain a dental impression was to use a messy tray full of a goopy, waxy liquid. The patient would be asked to bite down on the tray and remain still for a period of time while the impression set. For those with a weak gag reflex, this way of making a dental impression could be uncomfortable. Digital impressions are a game-changer for those who usually avoid dental care because of the inconvenience and discomfort.

 Digital Impressions to the Rescue

Now, most dentists use a tiny camera to make dental impressions. The camera is non-invasive, pain-free, quick, and easy on the patient. While you must still try to hold still so that the images are clear, there is no need to use that messy dental impression tray with the digital method. Here is how the digital impression works and how it can benefit you.

Digital camera imaging is another way of making your dental visits easier. 

To learn more, contact a representative like Dr. Jon Douglas Lesan, DDS, RpH, PA.