18 Jan Intraoral Scanners: Fast, Pain Free and Accurate Dental Impressions
At some point during one of your dental visits, your dentist may have needed to make an impression of your teeth. Creating a dental impression is the painless yet slightly awkward process where a thick, putty-like product is placed in a tray that is then inserted into your mouth to capture the impression. Now, thanks to advances in dental technology, it is possible to capture a digital impression in most cases with no mouth tray and no gooey mess. Let’s talk about Intraoral Scanners.
What is an Intraoral Scanner
Intraoral scanners are a type of medical device that are used to capture high-resolution digital images of the inside of a patient’s mouth. These scanners use a small camera and a specialized light source to create detailed 3D models of the teeth, gums, and other oral structures.
One of the main benefits of using an intraoral scanner is that it eliminates the need for traditional dental impressions. Dental impressions are used to create crowns, bridges, implants, and mouth guards. The traditional process of capturing an impression would take about 15 minutes and leave patients with a mildly unpleasant aftertaste. The intraoral scanner comfortably scans teeth in a quick and painless process that takes only a few minutes. Additionally, using this digital technology allows the dentist to send the digital impression file quickly to the lab, thus shortening the turnaround time for the delivery of the final restoration to the patient.
Intraoral scanners are also a valuable tool for sharing detailed images of a patient’s mouth with other healthcare providers such as a periodontist, ENT specialist, or general practitioner.
Only the Best for Our Patients
Every step we take at Imperial Dental Center is to ensure the comfort and highest-level care of our patients. That is why we use the Planmeca intraoral scanner. One of the best performing scanners on the market, the Planmeca is small and easy to maneuver, allowing the dentist to capture images from multiple angles with no discomfort to the patient. With extreme precision the resulting digital impression ensures a custom-fit for the patient.
The intraoral scanner is a very safe device, and will not present any danger to the human eye. Additionally, it does not emit any ionizing radiation, such as that with x-rays, so you can feel confident about the safety of the device.
Taking Care of Your Teeth
If you experience dental anxiety and have hesitated to visit us for a dental restoration problem, call today. With the intraoral scanner, we will be able to capture a digital image of your mouth. No gooey product, no pain, in and out of the office in less time. Take care of your teeth today to prevent accelerated dental issues tomorrow.
Dr. Dragana Angelova
Imperial Dental Center
“We love to see you smile”