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How Digital Impressions Help Make Better Dental Crowns

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgivan @ 10:54 pm
Picture of a tooth with a crown.

If your dentist has taken dental impressions of your teeth before, then you know all about how uncomfortable and messy this process can be. Biting down on that disgusting, gooey material and waiting for it to harden isn’t fun. However, these impressions are necessary, as they allow your dentist to create restorative solutions like dental crowns for your compromised teeth. But did you know that digital impressions can now be taken of your teeth, for a cleaner, expedited process that leads to better-fitting crowns? Keep reading to learn more!

How Do Digital Impressions Work?

Digital impression systems take digital impressions of your teeth, rather than relying on the usual gooey impression material that many patients absolutely detest. Your dentist will take images of your teeth using either a laser tool or digital scanner. The laser uses highly concentrated light to capture all the details of your teeth and gums. The digital scanners work similarly but require your teeth to be coated in a special powder. Both these methods can create an incredibly detailed and exact replica of what’s inside your mouth, which in turn will lead to a better-fitting dental restoration.

What Are the Benefits of Digital Impressions?

Many patients and dentists prefer digital impressions over traditional impressions, and there are plenty of reasons why:

  • The process yields improved impression quality, which directly translates into better-fitting restorations.
  • Digital impressions can be stored electronically and indefinitely.
  • Patients spend much less time in the chair, as the scans are much quicker than the traditional impression process.
  • The entire process is also expedited, as the restorations can be made either in-office or fabricated more quickly.
  • There’s no need for the unpleasant impression materials that make some patients gag.
  • There’s a lower chance of an impression-related error being made, as the systems reduce your dentist’s reliance on sight.
  • It is eco-friendly and eliminates the need for disposable plastic trays and impression materials.
  • Patients feel less anxious about state-of-the-art technology, as it makes the treatment process more engaging and accessible.

All these benefits point towards digital impressions providing a high-quality dental restoration that is certain to satisfy your individual needs. If you’re curious about restorative dentistry, talk with your dentist about digital impressions. They can make the entire treatment process much smoother and comfortable and provide you with an incredible solution.

About the Author

Dr. Mark Givan received his dental doctorate from the Baylor College of Dentistry and opened his practice in Fort Worth soon after. Dr. Givan routinely completes continuing education annually and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Fort Worth District Dental Society. His practice is proud to offer many available services to patients and families in the area including preventive, cosmetic, restorative options and more. To schedule an appointment, please visit his website or give him a call: (817) 926-5556.

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