What are 3D Impressions?
Getting impressions of your teeth used to be a long, and at times, uncomfortable process. Physical impressions require you to bite into a mold for extended periods of time, which can be uncomfortable and is problematic for patients with a strong gag reflex. That is the reason why our team at KFA Dental Excellence is pleased to provide a modern alternative to physical molds with 3D impressions. Utilizing the innovative technology of intraoral cameras, 3D impressions take an exact scan of your mouth. This makes it possible for our dentists to create an accurate model of your mouth that may be utilized to create dental restorations, like crowns, implants, inlays and onlays, dentures, and more.
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Can I Get 3D Impressions?
3D impressions are great for patients of all ages that have a sensitive gag reflex and/or people who wish to avoid the stress of physical impressions. KFA Dental Excellence employs 3D impressions in case you need a custom restoration (crown, bridge, inlay, onlay, denture), or even removable aligners (such as Invisalign). 3D impressions are ideal because they create precise digital versions of your mouth that can be sent straight to a dental lab or our in-office CEREC machine.
What Can I Expect with 3D Impressions?
During this process, you will sit in one of our comfortable treatment chairs while one of our skilled dentists passes a small scanning wand around your mouth. This tool uses safe wavelengths to capture all the different areas of your teeth and mouth. Once we complete the scan, a model of your teeth will soon show up on the screen. If any areas were missed during the first scan, we will simply re-scan the necessary areas, as opposed to physical molds that would require the whole procedure to be redone. This process eliminates the uncomfortable process of physical molds and is performed much quicker.
Will I Need to Have a Follow-Up After my 3D Impressions?
After your 3D impression scans have been completed, they'll be sent to our in-office CEREC system for review. As soon as your orthodontic or restoration treatment has been made from your scans, Dr. Kahn, Dr. Ferrari, Dr. Aldieri, or one of their skilled associates will be able to finish your treatment. Your scans will be kept on file. This can make it easier for our dentists to compare your results over time and if you need future restoration treatment. Nothing further should be needed from you in regard to your 3D scans until one of our dentists feel it's appropriate to get new scans.
3D Dental Impressions
3D impressions at KFA Dental Excellence are a great alternative to messy and uncomfortable dental molds that you more than likely have experienced in the past. Utilizing our state-of-the-art technology, we will digitally capture a precise impression of your mouth and teeth to get an efficient restoration in significantly less time. Contact our office in Farmingdale, NY today to schedule your consultation with Drs. Kahn, Ferrari, and Aldieri.