What are digital impressions?
The traditional way of taking dental impressions involves waiting for around five minutes for the impression material (alginate) to sit in your mouth. It often has an undesirable taste and can be uncomfortable for patients. But there is a modern solution offered at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry known as TRIOS® intraoral scanners. This technology eliminates the need for impression material. TRIOS is a wand that is placed over the teeth, acting as a scanner that takes precise scans. This technology makes it possible for us to take an accurate model of your mouth that may be employed to create dental restorations, like implants, crowns, onlays, inlays, dentures, and much more. If you're needing restorative dental care, avoid the stress and time of physical molds using 3D impressions in our Hamburg, PA office.
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who is an ideal candidate for dental impressions?
Ideal candidates for digital impressions with TRIOS are those who have a sensitive gag reflex and/or people who wish to stay away from the stress of physical impressions. At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we utilize digital impressions to help with custom restorations, like crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, dentures, or even removable orthodontic aligners. Digital impressions are excellent for creating precise digital models of your mouth that can be sent directly to a dental laboratory. Schedule an appointment in our Hamburg, PA practice to learn more about the process.
what should I expect with trios digital impressions?
The first step of the procedure involves you lying back in a treatment chair while we move a scanning wand all around your mouth. This tool employs blue wavelength light to exactly capture all regions, crevices, and corners of your teeth. Once the scanning is done, an image of your teeth will soon show up on the monitor. If any areas were overlooked during the first scan, an easy rescan will be administered to catch the necessary areas, rather than using physical molds that would necessitate the entire process to be repeated. Talk to us today in Hamburg, PA to see if digital impressions are right for you.
what should I expect after I get digital impressions?
Once your scans have been completed, they will be sent to a dental lab so that they can be created for a variety of dental needs. As soon as your orthodontic or restoration treatment has been created based on your digital scans, our professionals at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will be able to finish your treatment. We will keep your 3D impressions in our Hamburg, PA office in your file. This will make it faster if you need a replacement restoration and also to compare changes in your teeth.
will insurance cover impressions?
Depending on your dental insurance provider, your 3D scans may be covered. One of our billing representatives at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will help coordinate your coverage through your insurance company. We are happy to work together with you to ensure that the payment process is handled smoothly, and we will notify you of any additional costs. If you do not have insurance, our Hamburg, PA location takes many payments, and we will be able to help you to find medical financing, including CareCredit®.
efficient solutions in less time
In our Hamburg, PA office, 3D impressions are a great alternative to messy and uncomfortable dental molds. We are happy to use advanced technology at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to digitally scan a precise impression for an efficient dental restoration in significantly less time. Get in touch with our office in Hamburg, PA today to schedule your consultation.