Impressions are required before moving forward with most dental treatments. A replica of the teeth’s current status is necessary before beginning Invisalign®️ (clear braces), crown or veneer treatment, and implant restoration placement. We’re committed to providing the best dental experience for patients seeking treatment in the metro Atlanta area, which includes getting rid of liquid impressions whenever possible!
No More Liquid Impressions
In the past, impressions were obtained through the use of a liquid material loaded into a metal tray and placed in the mouth, which had to “set” or harden in the mouth before being removed. These impressions were often uncomfortable for the patient, and frequently inaccurate.
The Itero™️ digital impression system provides comfort and ease for the patient and the clinician while obtaining preliminary impressions. In addition to providing a more comfortable experience to the patient, the digital impression software allows Dr. Azy and our staff to simulate or model exactly how new restorations or orthodontic changes will appear in your mouth.
Who is a candidate for Digital Impressions?
The majority of our patients coming into our office are good candidates for digital scanning. The scan is painless, quick and provides us with highly-detailed imaging. In fact, we may even use this scan for pediatric patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment. You can feel confident in the technology being used in our office to take these digital dental impressions.
What to expect with Digital Impressions?
First, we will sit you comfortably in one of our operatories. A small digital wand is placed inside of your mouth and swept above and around your teeth. As the image is being taken, it is displayed on a computer screen for us to view and study. We will then use these impressions to make your dental restorations, providing a more customized and comfortable fit. The scan is painless and is completely safe for all patients. You may need to have these scans done whenever we need to obtain a 3D digital view of your teeth and their positioning.
If you’d like to learn more about digital impression technology, call our office today to speak with one of our trained staff members.
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Trying to find a dentist near you? We are conveniently located in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, serving patients in Sandy Springs as well as in the surrounding areas of East Cobb, Roswell, Dunwoody, and Brookhaven.