What Are Digital Impressions?
Getting physical impressions of your teeth used to be a long, messy, and sometimes uncomfortable procedure. Biting into a mold for extended intervals can be problematic for patients with a sensitive gag reflex and leave room for human error. That is why at Now Dental of Suffolk, we are proud to supply a modern alternative to physical impression molds with 3D digital impressions. Using the advanced technology of CEREC and e4d planmeca technology, we are able to take precise digital scans of your mouth. These enable us to simply, quickly, and accurately create an exact model of your teeth, which can be used to make dental restorations like implants, crowns, onlays, inlays, dentures, and more. If you're local to Suffolk County, Coram, or Long Island, NY, and are in need of restorative dental work, avoid the time and stress of physical molds by using digital impressions at Now Dental of Suffolk in Smithtown, NY.
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Do I Need Digital Impressions?
Digital impressions are great for individuals of all ages who have a sensitive gag reflex and/or patients who want to stay away from the stress of molds. Our team employs 3D impressions in case you need a custom restoration, like a bridge, crown, onlay, inlay, dentures, or removable aligners (like Invisalign® clear aligners). Digital impressions are excellent for creating precise digital versions of your teeth, which can be sent directly to a dental laboratory and help our staff get an excellent view of hard-to-see areas of the mouth.
What Can I Expect from Digital Impressions?
When getting digital impressions, you will sit in the treatment chair while someone from our team moves a little scanning wand around your mouth. This tool utilizes advanced technology to precisely capture all areas, corners, and crevices of your teeth. Once the scan is complete, a model of your teeth will appear on the monitor. If any areas were missed during the first scan, then a simple re-scan can be administered to catch the additional areas, rather than using dental molds, which would require the whole process to be repeated. This is a quick, comfortable, and simple process.
What Can I Expect from Digital Impression Follow-Up?
When your digital scans are completed, they'll be sent to a dental lab. As soon as your orthodontic or restoration treatment is created based on your 3D digital impressions, our dental team will have the ability to complete your treatment. We will keep your scans with your file. This can make it easier in case you want a new restoration and also to compare changes in your mouth.
Are Digital Impressions Covered By Insurance?
A member of our staff will help determine your benefits with your dental insurance company to verify if digital impressions are covered in full or in part. We're happy to work together with you to make sure that the payment process is easy and we will inform you of any additional costs. If you don't have insurance, then Now Dental of Suffolk accepts many payment methods, and we will be able to help you find low-interest medical financing.
3D Digital Impressions
Digital impressions at Now Dental of Suffolk are a terrific alternative to uncomfortable and messy dental molds. Utilizing innovative technology, we will digitally scan a precise impression of your teeth for an efficient restoration in significantly less time. Speak to our office in Smithtown, NY today to schedule your appointment with one of our skilled dentists.