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Digital Impressions (Carestream CS3600)


Surgical suite at Periodontal Associates.If you have ever been to the dentist for a bridge or a set of dentures, then there is an excellent likelihood that you had to have a copy made of your teeth and the area around it. For a long time, the only option many patients had was to resort to bulky molds inserted into their mouth with unsavory alginate. Then, they were expected to wait with all of that tactile gunk against their gums for the chemicals to set before they could even consider having it taken out.

For those of us who have a very serious gag reflex or gums that are so tender, they do not deserve additional abuse, the thought of having another standard impression could be enough to discourage us from keeping up with scheduled routine dental checkups. Fortunately, Periodontal Associates has invested in an alternative imprinting method that works wonders for those of us with sensitive mouths.

The 3D Imaging Generation


Films and hardcopy are beginning to be quickly replaced in the mainstream by digital upgrades. From movies to music and even paperback books, if it can be made conveniently accessible online, then there is a good chance that it will be. With x-ray imaging, this new technology not only makes it easier for you to access your medical information through a USB or a private cloud network all at once, but it also makes it much less likely to lose vital information about your treatment plan. Files can be sent with the click of a button to your insurance provider, which eliminates waiting periods.

The best part of the increased availability of 3D imprints can be how non-complicated it is to use, especially compared to the usual processes that are involved. A preferred system implemented for digital impressions is the Carestream CS 3600. As a wand with a camera connected to a computer that is equipped with modern software, this device is gently inserted into the mouth when it comes time to take an imprint of your teeth. It is then thoroughly rotated to gather a full circle image of your teeth, gums, and the surrounding tissues.

With several specially designed tips that are used for imaging that can work with many oral requirements, the innovative design is capable of comfortably continuing a constant scan which takes only a couple of minutes to complete. The duration that is necessary for your evaluation is reduced significantly when using an intraoral camera, which means less time spent waiting for the next step to begin.

Benefits of Digital Imprints


There are two main types of technology currently in use for three-dimensional scanning. The first is digital photographs that can give the dentist multiple images to inspect, while the other primary focus tends to record detailed videos. Images can be ready for you to see almost immediately. With accurate information, it is possible to give your restoration the proper attention that it requires. A more secure fit due to a meticulous examination now can prevent extensive repair from unexpected issues sometime in the future. The less time spent that is spent developing the results, the sooner we can get started on your care.

Other advantages of impressions that may be reassuring for you to learn about are that it helps to reduce unnecessary anxiety due to the ease of the process, and also may aid in reducing the possibility of errors due to material inconsistencies in the imprint. For more information about this technique, please call Periodontal Associates at (971) 317-8414.
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