Dentistry has come so far. Digital dentistry is the new standard. Along with digital x-rays, polishDENTISTRY in Midtown Houston utilizes digital impressions. This means when we are making your custom restoration, whether it is crowns, veneers, Invisalign aligners, Vivera retainers, inlays or onlays- we no longer have to put that gooey goop in your mouth when we make impressions.
There are a lot of people who do not like taking impressions at the dental office. If you have ever had trouble with the tray being too big and poking you in the back of the mouth, or the material seeping too close to your throat, causing you to gag, you are not the only one. This is one of the many reasons why we switched to the new technology of digital scanning several years ago.
We use the iTERO digital scanner when we need to make an impression of your teeth. This machine will take several pictures of your teeth and create a digital mold of your mouth. This exact replica is emailed to the lab for them to use to make your restoration. The accuracy this offers is so important. Not only is it allowing the lab to have a more exact image and mold of your mouth, but also the restoration they make will be made more accurately and therefore fit more accurately increasing the longevity and how long it will last. The turn around time is faster and usually the delivery appointment is much faster because there is less adjusting to make it fit.
All in all, this is a great technology. And for you as a patient, it means you do not have to have the gooey impression material in your mouth at all! If this was one of the reasons keeping you from getting the work you need done, or even seeing your dentist, do not let it hold you back anymore!
For more information on this technology or other services we offer, call our office today at 713-942-0101 or contact us through our website.