Digital Dental Impressions

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Welcome to the New Age of Digital Dentistry at East Peak Dental

Our office has an intraoral scanner that uses a camera to capture 3-dimensional details of your entire mouth. This amazing dental tech turns your teeth into 3-dimensional models. We use these models for many different things that vastly improve your experience in our office in South Lake Tahoe. No more goopy impressions that leave you gasping for air while the material sets. The days of drooling throughout the process and cleaning up impression material from your face are over! The biggest benefits to having an intraoral scanner in a dental office:

Enhanced Patient Experience:

  • Comfort and Gag Reflex Relief: Say goodbye to messy and uncomfortable impression trays, which is especially beneficial for individuals with a sensitive gag reflex.
  • Faster Appointments: Scanning typically takes just a few minutes, reducing chair time and the overall duration of appointments.
  • Real-time Visualization: Patients can instantly view a digital image of their teeth, promoting better understanding and communication.
  • Reduced Sensitivity: There's no need for materials that can trigger sensitivity in certain patients.

Improved Treatment Efficiency and Accuracy:

  • Precision: Intraoral scanners capture highly detailed 3D images, minimizing the risk of errors and ensuring a superior fit for restorations, such as crowns, bridges and veneers.
  • Immediate Feedback: Dentists can promptly evaluate the quality of the impression and re-scan specific areas if necessary, eliminating wasted time and materials.
  • Fewer Remakes: Accurate impressions lead to fewer remakes due to imperfections, saving time and costs for both patients and dental professionals.
  • Efficient Communication: Digital impressions can be easily shared with dental labs, streamlining the restoration process and ensuring the best possible results.

Additional Benefits:

  • Hygiene and Safety: These scanners eliminate the need for impression materials, potentially reducing the risk of cross-contamination.
  • Environmental Impact: Bid farewell to messy impression materials, contributing to a more environmentally friendly dental practice.
  • Patient Education: 3D scans serve as valuable tools for patient education through treatment visualization.
  • Enhanced Diagnosis and Planning: Advanced scans can reveal details that are challenging to capture with traditional methods, aiding in diagnosis and treatment planning.
Experience the future of dentistry at our South Lake Tahoe office, where cutting-edge technology meets personalized care for your best smile. Schedule an appointment today!