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5 Benefits of Digital Impression Scanners

The latest and greatest dental technologies should always be utilized. The oral surgeons at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona believe that, which is why you will always find high-quality equipment that is designed to give you better restorations and a better experience overall. One of these devices is a digital impression scanner, which comes with the following benefits.

  1. Enhanced Patient Experience: In the past, the only way to get impressions of a patient’s mouth was to put a gooey substance into a dental device and have the patient bite down, leaving an impression. This required prep time, and then the person had to sit there with a mouth full of stuff. Digital impression scanners eliminate that discomfort while also shortening prep and turnaround time. It is also preferable for individuals who have a sensitive gag reflex.
  2. Greater Accuracy: The purpose of getting impressions is so that the surgeon can design a dental crown that fits perfectly among the rest of your teeth. Old methods are not as reliable as what you are given with digital scanners. This technology means that fewer adjustments are necessary, so you are given the restorations you want more quickly.
  3. Faster Turnaround Time: You have a life you would like to get back to. Your dental procedure should not eat up a lot of your time that could be spent at work or with family. Past methods would require several weeks until you could get your restoration. Digital impression scanners allow that time to be cut down to 24 to 48 hours.
  4. More Predictable Results: While past methods were fine, occasionally issues would come up where there was an inaccuracy with the impression. This would result in a crown that did not quite fit right. With digital impressions, a surgeon can detect a problem before the images are sent to the lab to create the restoration. This reduces the margin of error significantly.
  5. More Definitive Restorations Created: With greater efficiency, both the abutment design and implant information are sent to the fabrication mill. Your doctor may even be able to show you the impression so that you can take a look at your oral structures. The two of you can examine the parameters of your jaw and your bite and fix any problems right then and there before the images are sent to the lab.

Talk to Your Oral Surgeon

Ask your oral surgeon about what technologies are available in the office. Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona is here to ensure you get the best care possible for your teeth and gums. Call our Tempe office at 480-820-7400 and our Arcadia office at 602-957-0332.