<b>What are Digital Impressions?</b>
Impressions used to be bulky, sticky and disgusting. Some patients had issues having them taken because of sensitive gag reflexes. Thankfully, we’ve revolutionized the process by using digital impressions. At the Boutqiue for Cosmetic Dentistry, these digital impressions are quick, easy and provide us with a detailed view of your teeth, gums and mouth.
<b>Why would you need Digital Impressions?</b>
The reason you’d need digital impressions is because you’re having a treatment plan made up or are going to be having a new restoration made. For example, you might need impressions if you’re having a crown or bridge placed. Likewise, you might require an impression if you’re coming in for orthodontic care and need a new treatment plan made up for you. The procedure to take the impression is effortless when compared to older methods.
<b>Who is a candidate for Digital Impressions?</b>
The best way for Dr. Azy to find out if you need digital impressions is with an exam. The exam gives us an idea of whether or not an impression is necessary and if so, the best time to take it. These impressions are safe and can be used at virtually any time. They are great for adult and pediatric patients coming into the office for care.
<b>What happens during the Digital Impression process?</b>
Dr. Azy will first use a handheld tool and swipe it across the very tops of your teeth. The image is immediately provided to us where we can send it to a local lab or work with it on our own. The entire impression process takes just a couple of minutes. We can even let you take a look at the impressions as a way to see what type of treatment may be needed to improve the look of your smile. You will love how simple and quick digital impressions are to take, and it’s a great way to improve your appearance.
If you think you might benefit from digital impressions, call the office today and we’ll be happy to get you in for an appointment.