Process for Getting Impression-Free Dentistry

Process for Getting Impression-Free Dentistry

by Alex Hirsch (SU)

The traditional method of getting dental crowns, bridges, veneers, and mouthguards is for the dentist to first get a physical dental impression of the patient’s mouth. This requires the patient to have a gooey material placed in their mouth, sit, and wait for the impression to “take,” and it can be particularly uncomfortable for those who have a sensitive gag reflex.

Today, there is an innovative solution for getting impression-free dentistry. This restoration method uses digital impression scanning technology rather than messy impression materials which must stay in your mouth while it takes the impression of your teeth. The impression-free method is not only more comfortable for the patient, but the restorations are more exact, requiring fewer touchups or re-dos.

Getting beautiful-looking teeth has never been easier than with this new technology. Let’s talk about how it works and who you can talk to about whether you are a good candidate for this teeth-perfecting technique.

Impression-Free Dentistry: How It Works

A special scanner allows your dentist to get impressions of your teeth. It takes a few minutes of scanning to process a clear impression – a 3-D image – of your teeth. 

Some of the benefits of this procedure as compared to traditional impression-based dentistry include the following: 

  • The scan can be instantly emailed to the lab for forming the final restoration, rather than an impression having to be physically mailed
  • The digital image provides better precision of the patient’s teeth
  • There are fewer errors and mistakes when creating the final restoration
  • The patient is more comfortable, no gagging
  • Less time for the patient to remain in the chair

Are You a Good Candidate for Impression-Free Dentistry?

The dentist will first conduct a thorough evaluation to make sure that impression-free crowns, bridges, or veneers will provide you with the results you desire. Ultimately, your dentist and you will together determine which cosmetic dentistry option you would be a good candidate for.

How to Get Impression-Free Dentistry in Zelienople, PA 

If you are unhappy about how your teeth look and are curious about impression-free dentistry, our dental team here at Marion Smile Center would be happy to evaluate your suitability for the procedure. First, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and review your dental history. If you are indeed a good candidate for the procedure, we will begin the process and schedule treatment.

This new capability enables your dentist to fix and re-create your dental work efficiently, accurately, and quickly.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Marion, call our team at Marion Smile Center today at (724) 452-4300 or fill out our appointment request form online now. We are proud to be selected eight (8) consecutive years by Pittsburgh Magazine as Top General Dentist and Top Cosmetic Dentist. We hope you consider us to be your partner in dental healthcare!