Remember all that sticky, icky goop that was used to make dental impressions? That is now a thing of the past.
No more uncomfortable trays filled with goop. No more long hours sitting in the dental chair waiting for the impressions to set. It is now all taken care of using our brand new digital impression technology.
When a dental procedure requires us to take teeth impressions, we will use our digital impression technology. This advanced dental equipment uses a digital scanner to create a 3D image of your teeth. It takes just a few minutes, as our dental hygienists scan your teeth, and the work is completed.
Once the 3D images are captured, they are sent to one of our computers where they can be viewed instantly. We will then take those images and use them to provide you with the best, high quality dental care.
While the main reason we incorporated digital impression technology into our practice was because we wanted to improve your comfort while at the dentist office, we did so for another reason. We use digital impressions because it is more accurate than traditional impressions.
A lot of mistakes can happen when taking teeth impressions using the traditional method with the trays and sticky, goop. The impression might not be detailed enough if you didn’t bite down hard enough or the tray could slip while the goop is setting, which can cause problems. Digital impressions eliminate these problems and help us get the most accurate impression we can when working with you.
Tumwater Family Dentistry is continuing its commitment to provide you with quality dental care by being the first in the area to offer this technology. Visit our office to learn more about digital impressions.