What Are 3D Impressions?
Having impressions of your teeth taken used to be regarded as an uncomfortable process. Physical impressions require that you bite into a molding material for lengthy periods of time, which can be problematic for individuals with a strong gag reflex. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, our general dentists and orthodontists are pleased to offer 3D impressions as a modern and comfortable alternative to messy impression materials. Using advanced digital technology, our 3D intraoral scanner quickly captures precise digital impressions of your teeth and transmits these images immediately to our software system. This allows us to create a three-dimensional model of your mouth, which can be utilized in orthodontic treatments and to create dental implants, crowns, veneers, dentures, and other restorations. If you are in need of orthodontic or restorative dental care, avoid the time and stress of physical molds with 3D impressions from our Wyomissing and Reading, PA practice locations.
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Candidates for Digital Impressions
Digital impressions are safe and ideal for individuals of all ages, especially those who have a sensitive gag reflex and/or patients who wish to avoid uncomfortable physical impressions. Our team takes easy 3D impressions when planning for traditional orthodontic treatment, creating Invisalign aligners and retainers, and designing custom restorations, like a bridge, crown, onlay, inlay, veneers, or dentures. These simple impressions are ideal for creating precise digital versions of your teeth, which can be sent directly to a dental laboratory to enhance the accuracy and fit of orthodontic appliances and restorations.
The 3D Impression Process
During the impression process, we will have you relax comfortably in one of our treatment rooms while a member of our clinical team passes a small scanning wand over your teeth and gums. This handheld digital scanner utilizes safe wavelengths to precisely capture all areas, crevices, and corners of your mouth. With our state-of-the-art scanning technology, 3D impressions are simple, comfortable, and convenient and only take about 2 – 3 minutes to complete. The process can be stopped and started at any time, such as if you need to sneeze, swallow, or ask a question. Once the scan is finished, a model of your teeth will appear on our computer monitor. Our team will then review your scans with you and discuss recommended treatment options for care.
After Your Digital Scans Are Complete
After your digital scans are completed, they will be sent to our partner dental laboratory for the fabrication of your restoration or orthodontic appliances. Your 3D digital impressions will be stored within your patient file in our computer system and referred to as needed to evaluate your progress or further complete your care. By using 3D intraoral scanning, our team can enhance your treatment results and often complete your care more quickly and efficiently.
Are Digital Impressions Covered by Insurance?
Digital scans may be covered by dental insurance plans. One of our team members will review your benefits and inform you of any potential out-of-pocket costs. If you do not carry insurance, talk to our team at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics to learn about your options for interest-free financing and other convenient financial solutions for covering your care.
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Enjoy Comfortable, State-of-the-Art Care
Digital scans at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics are an excellent alternative to uncomfortable and messy dental molds. Utilizing innovative technology, we can digitally capture an accurate impression of your teeth for an efficient dental restoration or orthodontic appliance in less time and with more precise results. Speak to our team in Wyomissing and Reading, PA today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the benefits of 3D impressions!