3D Impressions Overview
Getting physical impressions of your mouth used to be regarded as a lengthy and uncomfortable process. Physical impressions require you to bite into a molding material for elongated intervals, which can be problematic for individuals with a sensitive gag reflex. That is the reason why general dentist Dr. Nick Dovey is pleased to supply 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 allows us to make an exact model of your mouth, which can be used to create dental crowns, implants, inlays, onlays, dentures, and much more. If you are in need of restorative dental care, receive a totally accurate impression of your teeth using 3D impressions at Finest City Dental in San Diego, CA.
Best Candidates for 3D Impressions
Digital impressions are great for individuals of all ages that have a sensitive gag reflex and/or patients who wish to stay away from the stress of molds. Dr. Dovey uses digital impressions for those who need a custom restoration, like a bridge, crown, dentures, or even removable aligners (such as ClearCorrect or Invisalign). Digital impressions accurately produce precise digital versions of your mouth, which can be sent straight to a dental lab or our CEREC machine.
What to Expect with 3D Impressions
For this process, you will be asked to lie back in a treatment chair while Dr. Dovey moves a small scanning wand all around your mouth. This instrument utilizes safe wavelengths to precisely capture all regions, crevices, and corners of your mouth. Once the scan is finished, an image of your teeth will soon show up on the screen. If any areas were overlooked during the first scan, a very simple re-scan will be performed to capture the additional areas. This process is different from that of physical molds, which would require the whole procedure to be redone.
3D Impressions Follow-Up
When your 3D 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 3D impressions, Dr. Dovey will have the ability to finish your therapy. He will keep your digital scans on file. This can make it faster if you want a replacement restoration or compare changes in your mouth.
3D Impressions Insurance Coverage
If you have dental insurance, it may cover your digital scans. We 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. If you don't have insurance, Finest City Dental accepts many payments. We could also help you secure medical financing.
3D Dental Impressions
Digital scans performed at Finest City Dental are a wonderful alternative to uncomfortable and messy dental molds. Utilizing innovative technology, we will digitally scan a precise impression to get you an efficient restoration in significantly less time. Get in touch with our office in San Diego, CA now to schedule your appointment with Dr. Dovey.