Remember sitting in a dental chair with a mouthful of gooey clay-like stuff, making a mold for a retainer, or a crown, or a bridge? The good news is those days are fast disappearing according to your La Costa dental professionals.
Welcome to the world of digital impressions. Digital technology has invaded our world like lightning in the past decade, and the dental industry is keeping in step. Say hello to digital imaging and the ability to scan and capture the details of your oral cavity with no mess, no fuss, and in many cases, in less than five minutes.
Digital impressions have several advantages over the traditional method of taking impressions. The following is only a partial list from a dentist in Del Mar of why so many dental practices are eagerly switching over to the new technological advances being made today.
- With digital imaging, there’s no need to sit with the gag-inducing sticky wad in your mouth until your jaws are sore.
- The time it takes to capture images using digital technology is much faster than the several steps involved in taking a traditional impression, so your time sitting in the chair is a lot less. Digital imaging makes same-day dentistry possible in many cases, thereby reducing the number of trips you make to the dentist office.
- Taking an impression with physical materials opens the door for more mistakes and irregularities such as air bubbles, improper alignment, and plain old human error. Accuracy is much higher with digital technology because of fewer steps, less labor, and better visual accuracy due to machine enhancement.
- In the past, many patients have avoided completing their dental work because they didn’t want to go through the hassle of conventional mold making. The advances in technology create a more comfortable environment by reducing stress on the part of the dentist and the patient which encourages more patients to engage in the process and stay through to the end of the treatment.
Digital impressions save time and money over the traditional method of making impressions used for so many years by allowing the dentist in Encinitas to email the images to the lab or allow for the device to be made on site. In many cases, shipping costs can be eliminated or kept to a minimum because there’s little to no material being sent out of the dentist office.
Advances in technology have ushered traditional dentistry into a new era of convenience, comfort, and better results for patients of all ages. Contact us today to see how we can quickly and effortlessly meet all your dental needs.