Why Dental Imaging
Dentists use dental impressions to make dentures, crowns, bridges, veneers, and other dental procedures for your teeth. Of course, you want your new dental restoration to look natural and fit correctly over your tooth. When the fit isn’t right it can change your bite, feel uncomfortable, and cause irritation.
Many dentists still use traditional dental impressions. They do this by placing dental putty in your mouth and having you bite down on it. They leave it there for 2 to 3 minutes while it slowly hardens. For years this was the only way to get an impression of the teeth for tooth restorations; but it does have its downsides, including the materials bad taste, triggering of the gag reflex for some patients and on occasion multiple impressions are needed.
In comparison, with dental imaging, all of these un-pleasantries can be avoided while achieving precision results.
Prime Scan – The Gold Standard
We are proud to announce that we now use Prime Scan in our practice! Prime Scan is the state-of-the-art technology in dental digital scanning. With Prime Scan we can capture more data in higher resolution. Additionally, the data is quickly processed, in perfect sharpness, and with outstanding precision. What does this mean for you?
We can scan your teeth in outstanding trueness and precision. Also, we can scan areas that are otherwise hard to access.
- Time Saver
The scanning process is quick, and we can send the information directly to the lab with high-resolution models at an instant. We achieve faster scanning with a smooth scan flow: consolidating more than 50,000 images per second and quick processing of the data the software needs.
Easy scanning of all dental materials and hard to access areas: The increased field of view visualizes larger areas with fewer sweeps and immediate precision.
Watch this video about the Primescan new intraoral scanner:
Once you have experienced getting a dental image with our Prime Scan scanner, you will understand why we refer to it as the gold standard in imaging. We can take a digital image of a tooth or a full mouth in a fraction of the time it takes to do an impression. It is easy, stress-free and precise!
Drs. Tyler Christensen and Ashley Anderson
Christensen Dental, Henderson, NV