Digital Scanners

Dentistry & All-on-4 Specialist located in Mount Vernon, OH

Digital Scanners services offered in Mount Vernon, OH

Gone are the days of messy foam. Digital scanners offer a high-tech way to take tooth impressions. At Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Chris Martin, DDS, Judy Peng, DDS, and the providers use digital scanners to take impressions for restorations, evaluate your jaw, and assess your bite. Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment.

How does a digital scanner improve the process of getting dental impressions?

Digital scanners provide highly accurate 3D digital impressions of your teeth and jaw. 

In the past, impressions were created from a biocompatible foam or putty. You had to bite down on this unpleasant substance to create a copy of your teeth. The putty was messy, smelled like chemicals, and had an off-putting texture. 

Oftentimes, you had to bite into the putty on several occasions to get an accurate impression. With a digital scanner, however, you get an accurate impression right away. There’s nothing to bite into — you simply hold still as the scanner does its work. 

A scanner also provides a near-immediate 3D image of your teeth. Because the imaging provides a superior impression, any restorations made from the image fit better, shortening treatment time.

Foam or putty impressions can’t show a dentist what is going on underneath the gum line or in the jaw. Digital scans give your dentist a comprehensive look at your oral health.

How does a digital scanner work?

A digital scanner uses advanced optical technology to capture images of your teeth and jaw structure. Your provider holds a hand-held wand and glides it gently over your mouth. They can start and stop the scan as needed. Images are transmitted to a computer screen that both you and your dentist can see in real-time.

The scanner uses laser energy and produces an image within 2-3 minutes. You don’t have to worry about radiation exposure or wait days for your impressions to come back before you get an assessment of your bite.

What types of treatments benefit from digital scans?

Your dentist may use a digital scanner to assess your entire oral health and jaw structure. Digital scans offer important information when your provider creates a customized treatment plan for restorations or oral appliances. 

Digital scans also help your dentist observe your progress during treatment. The scans demonstrate how your smile transforms through expert care. 

Learn how you can benefit from the advanced technology offered at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon. Call the office today to set up an appointment, or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.

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