If you have ever been fitted for an implant, bridge, crown, or set of braces, you understand what impressions are like. You may have bitten into a goopy substance used to make sure these devices fit your mouth properly. 

At South Dayton Smiles, we invest in modern technology that makes it easier for us to serve you. That is where digital Impressions come in. 

We can use digital Impressions to gather all the information we need to help you take care of your mouth.

What Are Digital Impressions?

A digital impression is a digital scan that allows us to create a map of your teeth. If we are fitting you for a retainer, a crown, or a bridge, we need to understand exactly where every tooth is located. Your mouth is not the same as anyone else’s, and we need the device to fit perfectly.

Essentially, we will use a computer screen to take a picture of your teeth. Then, we will plan your treatment process accordingly. This is much better than trying to do everything by placing a mirror in your mouth. This is also more convenient for you than biting into a goopy substance.

What Are the Top Benefits of Taking Digital Impressions?

Several significant benefits come from digital Impressions. Some of the biggest benefits include:

  • Comfort: With digital impressions, patients will be much more comfortable. If you have ever gagged on the goopy material in the past, you understand how uncomfortable this can be. With digital impressions, you do not have to worry about this. 
  • Quality: When we use digital impressions, we get a more accurate result. There is a greater risk of making a mistake when we use a traditional impression, but these chances are greatly lowered with modern technology. 
  • Cost-Effective: There is also a chance that a digital impression could be more cost-effective. We don’t need to worry about purchasing more materials, and we could pass these savings on to you. 

Not everyone who comes to our office will need an impression, but if we think you might need a dental impression, we may recommend a digital one.

What Happens Next?

After taking a digital impression, we will use this information to direct the treatment process. For example, we may use this information to figure out exactly how to place a dental bridge in your mouth. Or, we may use this information to make a retainer.

Ultimately, this is something that we will handle on a case-by-case basis. We will let you know exactly what happens next, and it will be dictated by your exact oral health concerns.

Digital Dental Impressions in Miamisburg

If you would like to learn more about digital Impressions, we are always available to assist you. Contact South Dayton Smiles today to speak to our team at (937) 433-5133. Our top priority is to take care of your oral health.

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What Our Clients​​ Say about Us

” Dr Botti has always been pleasant to work with, explaining details of the procedure as I had a crown replaced. “
– Mike G

” I LOVE Dr Botti and the staff at South Dayton Smiles. Michelle is my hygienist and I can’t wait for my appointments to have my teeth cleaned. “
– Debby M

” Everyone knows my name, knows my family, very personal touch. Everyone is great with my children. They treat us all like family. “
– Steve M

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Dayton Dental Society
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