Digital impressions involve innovative methods that allow dentists to construct a virtual 3-D computer-generated copy of the soft and hard oral tissues. This technology uses lasers and optical scanning machines to create a more true-to-life impression of your teeth.
At Laser Dental Bakersfield, we find that digital impressions eliminate several challenges that come with, and are part and parcel of traditional impressions.
Limitations of Traditional Impressions Method
The traditional impression method, although has several advantages, also has some limitations. Despite the improvement in the quality of traditional impression materials, the method can sometimes interfere with the tooth restoration process. These include:
Benefits of Digital Impressions
Digital impressions can significantly improve the accuracy and efficiency of making dental impressions and also provide a lot of benefits that can never be achieved through the use of traditional impressions. Some of the most important benefits include:
Digital impressions, though not perfect for every single application, can provide patients with comfort as we prepare for restorative treatments and reduces errors from improper impressions. If you are concerned for your oral health but do not relish the idea of traditional impressions, Dr. Jeannie Molato, DMD and Dr. Molato can offer digital impressions for you. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (661) 241-9144 today.