Getting physical impressions of your mouth can be regarded as a lengthy, and at times, an uncomfortable process. Physical impressions ask that you bite into a molding material for lengthy intervals, which can be problematic for individuals with powerful gag reflexes. That is why board-certified dentist Dr. Matthew Wolfe is pleased to offer a modern solution to molds with 3D impressions. Utilizing the innovative technology of intraoral cameras, 3D (also called electronic) impressions take exact scans of your mouth. This makes it possible for us to make an exact model of your teeth, which can be employed to create dental crowns, implants, inlays, onlays, dentures, and much more. If you require restorative dental care, we eliminate the time and stress of physical molds by using 3D impressions at Signature Dentistry of Rochester in Rochester Hills, MI.
Digital impressions are excellent for individuals of all ages that have a sensitive gag reflex and/or patients who wish to avoid the time and stress of creating molds. Dr. Wolfe employs digital impressions in the case that you want a custom restoration, such as a bridge, crown, onlay, inlay, dentures, or even removable aligners. Digital impressions are excellent for producing precise digital images of your mouth, which can be sent straight to a dental lab or our CEREC machine.
What to Expect
During this process, you may sit in a treatment chair while Dr. Wolfe maneuvers a scanning wand around your mouth. This instrument employs safe wavelengths to precisely capture all regions, crevices, and corners of your mouth. Once the scan is complete, an image of your teeth will show up on the screen. If any areas were overlooked during the first scan, an easy re-scan will be performed to capture the needed areas rather than utilizing physical molds that would necessitate the whole procedure to be redone.
Once your digital scans are completed, they'll be sent to a dental laboratory or our CEREC system. As soon as your orthodontic or restoration treatment is created from your digital scans, Dr. Wolfe will then be able to finish your therapy. He will keep the scans of your mouth in your individual file so that the impressions are readily available in the case that you want or require an additional restoration, or to monitor changes in your mouth.
Your dental insurance may cover your digital scans. A member of our staff will help determine your benefits through your insurance carrier. We're happy to work together with you to make sure that the payment process is easy, and we will notify you of any additional costs. Even if you don't have insurance, Signature Dentistry of Rochester accepts many payments, and we can also assist you in finding low-interest medical financing.
3D Dental Impressions
Digital scans at Signature Dentistry of Rochester are a terrific alternative to uncomfortable and messy dental molds. Utilizing innovative technology, we will digitally scan an exact impression of your mouth to get an efficient restoration in significantly less time. Speak to our office in Rochester Hills, MI now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wolfe.