Do you have fear or anxiety of a dental impression because of a gag reflex? Relax! Now with the iTero digital dental scanner gagging can be a thing of the past.
Read on and see why.
A typical dental impression is an imprint of hard (teeth) and/or soft tissues, formed with specific types of impression materials that are used in different area of dentistry. Dentists take impressions by placing a viscous(goopy) material into the mouth using a dental tray. This procedure is very unpopular amongst patients. Most people do not like the goopy material and have a pronounced gag reflex that makes it hard to get an accurate impression. Many times the uncomfortable yet painless procedure needs to be repeated a couple times before it is successful.
At our office we have the solution to all the previous mentioned problems, the iTERO digital scanner. We can take a highly accurate digital impression for crowns, bridges and Invisalign (orthodontics) completely eliminating the uncomfortable tray and impression material. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once we begin the scanning process; it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary.
With iTERO digital scanner, the only thing that touches your teeth is the tip of the hand-held wand so you will never be stuck with a mouth full of goop. This newer method is quick and accurate, taking only minutes per arch; it creates an exact replica of what is in your mouth.
When the scanning process begins, the patient can follow the progress of the scan on the computer screen. The complete captured images of teeth surfaces and gums will be sent to the computer which builds a three-dimensional model of your teeth. The final scan is sent digitally to the corresponding laboratory for fabrication of the appropriate dental prosthesis.
In conclusion, if you have fear of dental work because of a gag reflex, this efficient method saves time and allows the dental visit to go smoothly. No more goop, gagging or discomfort.
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