Digital Tooth Surface Scanner
Digital Impressions: Virtually Perfect
Digital impressions represent cutting-edge technology that allows us to create a virtual, computer-generated replica of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth using computerized imaging. The digital technology captures clear and highly accurate impression data in mere minutes, without the need for the yucky gunk of traditional impression materials that some patients find inconvenient and messy.
Digital optical impressions significantly increase efficiency, productivity and accuracy, and make it possible for us to e-mail the virtual impression to the laboratory, rather than send a traditional impression or stone model via regular mail. Also, digital impressions can be used to make same day dentistry restorations, thereby speeding up patient treatment and reducing the need for multiple office visits.
Other benefits of digital impressions include:
- Improved image/impression quality for better-fitting restorations.
Less chair time.
- No need for distasteful impression materials that cause some patients to gag.
- More comfortable, less anxious experience for patients and the dental team.
- Reduced possibility of impression-taking errors and elimination of material inaccuracies for fewer restoration mistakes.
- Patients tend to appreciate the new technology and state-of-the-art dental care, so they become more engaged in, and better informed about, the treatment process because they can see their impressions on-screen chairside.
- The scan of the teeth being restored, as well as the opposing teeth and bite, can be completed in just three to five minutes.
- The digital impression can be stored electronically indefinitely, which saves space, contributes to efficient recordkeeping, and supports a paper-free environment.
- Green dentistry and eco-friendly aspects include eliminating the need for disposable plastic trays and impression materials, which otherwise would be polluting landfill space; digital data is eliminated with the "delete" button.
It takes approximately a minute and a half to capture a digital impression of prepared teeth. An impression of the teeth in the opposite arch takes just 45 seconds.
As the dentist reviews the electronic real-time image, he or she can enlarge
and manipulate it for enhanced detail to ensure that any possible mistakes are
identified and corrected onscreen before sending the digital impression
electronically to the dental laboratory or in-office dental CAD/CAM system. We
employ the best recognized scanner in our office which is the Trios manufactured
by 3Shape. Click here to see the capabilities of this incredible technology.
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257-10 Union Turnpike
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
87-34 Parsons Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432