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Why We Take Digital Dental Impressions

March 27, 2023 8:37 am

When creating a dental device, such as a restoration or orthodontics, your dentist needs to take impressions of your teeth in order to create a beautiful, well-fitting device. In the past, dentists would have to use messy molds to get an impression of a patientโ€™s unique smile. Today, advanced technology allows digital dental impressions to be taken by most dental professionals, including our team at Summit Family Orthodontics.

An intraoral camera can capture video footage for impressions of your teeth and gums, or digital photographs can be taken of your teeth and gums. Special laboratories can then create dental devices based on this accurate imaging.

Benefits of Digital Dental Impressions

Image quality of digital impressions is superior to a physical impression and less likely to have inaccuracies. Plus, patients donโ€™t need to sit for an uncomfortably long time holding their mouth open. Not only are digital impressions fast, efficient, and comfortable, they are helpful aids for patient education and confidence. Patients can better understand how their dental device will turn out when they see images of their impressions.

Additionally, digital impressions are more eco-friendly. Itโ€™s also possible to create dental devices on the same day. This can help patients save time, money, and potential frustration.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Services in Littleton, CO

At Summit Family Orthodontics, we rely on state-of-the-art technology to provide efficient and effective orthodontic treatment, including braces, Invisalign, and retainers, to our patients in Littleton, CO. To help make our treatments affordable, we accept dental insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and CareCreditยฎ payment plans. We also offer in-house financing and an exciting Rewards Program.

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment! Our office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 AM to 5 PM. We have a play area with books and toys, a study area, TVs with Disney+, cozy blankets, and a treasure chest of prizes.

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