Digital Crown Impressions

Do you know that a dental restoration’s success depends on careful digital measurements and highly-precise impressions of teeth and dental ridges?

Dental science is advancing at an astonishing rate, making it more convenient for dentists to upgrade from the traditional methods to the technologically advanced ones. One such significant advancement is the way the teeth and other oral features are being scanned and imaged.

Earlier, dentists used to visually screen the teeth, take a mold of the teeth using a gooey mass and then take an X-ray to see the smaller details. This was hectic and uncomfortable for both the dentist and patients alike. Thanks to dentistry advancements, these tiresome processes are now replaced by 3D digital imaging, making it quite easy, safe, and quick.

Using the latest digital impression scanner, a highly-detailed 3D color impressions of the teeth and the mouth are taken using an intraoral camera, eliminating conventional, messy material impressions for many patients. Digital impressions thus allow dentists to perform high-tech dentistry more comfortably and expeditiously. With a digital model, your restoration can be made faster and with increased accuracy and efficiency.

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The procedure

The initial phase of restoration is preparing the tooth surface, removing dental decay if any, and the remaining tooth is shaped so that a crown or filling can be fitted properly. The area is then dusted with a reflective material so that multiple images of your tooth’s surface can be recorded with a scanning wand. Later, the computer component is connected to the wand, and these images are combined to generate a 3D image.

Blue wavelength light is used here to precisely capture the images of the tooth’s surface and make a highly accurate 3D digital model. After capturing the image, they are sent to the laboratory for fabrication, making it possible for the dentist to create a crown or a filling that can often be completed during a single office visit.

Benefits

  • This technology eliminates the discomfort and anxiety associated with traditional dental impression materials.
  • It allows the immediate assessment of whether or not your tooth has been prepared for restoration.
  • This technology is ideal for dental restoration procedures like new crowns, veneers, and fillings for teeth in a single office visit.
  • It takes less time than traditional dental impressions.