New Optical Scanner Means No Gooey Dental Impressions

We’re all aware that great advances are ongoing in our digital age, especially in dentistry, but we’ve got big news. We just purchased and installed a state-of-the-art optical dental scanner called the TRIOS® 3Shape Dental Scanner, making us one of the few dental offices in the area with this amazing technology. The scanner allows me to provide more accurately fitting crowns, caps and bridges with just a quick scan and without taking traditional dental impressions.

So what does this mean for you? No more trays in your mouth or gooey, uncomfortable impressions that can take up to 7 minutes to set! No more feeling like your teeth are going to come out when I remove the impression. No more retaking impressions, because I can see exactly what the lab will see. The scanner ensures that we have all of the vital information necessary to make you the best-fitting, best-looking crown possible!

Using this spectacular new tool, I can make all-ceramic or porcelain fused to metal crowns, caps or bridges for you. The exact dimensions for the prepared tooth, or teeth, are recorded by this visible light scanner, fed into the computer and emailed to the dental laboratory to be made by a computer-controlled milling machine. A typical scan takes between one and two minutes. This instrument also enables unparalleled color matching to your natural teeth, or to existing crowns or bridges.

Check out a video showing the amazing speed of this technology. I know you’ll be impressed with the new experience!