Impression-free dentistry is essentially the utilisation of a newly developed three dimensional scanner that allows patients to avoid the traditional putty moulding method of impression taking. Impression-free dentistry may be suitable for patients who are nervous about visiting the dentist, because our three dimensional scanner can remove this anxiety for patients. Individuals may decide to undergo this ‘Trios three shape’ digital scanning method for obvious comfort reasons. The difference between traditional moulding and the modern three dimensional scanning technique is huge in terms of comfort and efficiency, as well as time. Patients undergoing the more traditional form of moulding may experience some discomfort during the putty stage, when they have to breathe through their nose and hold this position for several seconds. Undergoing the traditional treatment can also be a longer, and more complicated process than the new three dimensional approach.
What are some of the obvious advantages over the traditional moulding approach?
This new scanning technique is far quicker than the traditional moulding approach, which means patients require fewer appointments, and therefore find it less time consuming. Individuals who may not feel comfortable with the traditional putty substance used may much prefer the modern digital approach. The three dimensional Trios scanner is far more convenient, as well as more accurate.
How is impression-free dentistry in Glasgow faster than the traditional moulding approach?
With the traditional impression moulding process the finished products take longer as the impressions have to be sent off by courier post to the provider of the orthodontic treatment, however the same cannot be said for impression-free dentistry. Using this ultra-modern technology at Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry we are able to send over the scans electronically, which means the products can be created at a much faster rate.
How does the scanner work?
Essentially, the three dimensional scanner is moved over the mouth, which means the scanner is not actually touching the patient’s mouth. This scanner takes over three thousand images per second, and is therefore one hundred times faster than a conventional video camera. It also allows the dentist to see the exact position of the patient’s teeth within the mouth.
Why you should choose us at our dental clinic in Glasgow to undergo your dental treatment
At our dental clinic we offer a wide array of dental treatments for our patients, boasting over fifty years experience in dental implants alone, as well as one hundred years of combined experience. We are proud to say we are one of Europe’s largest dental centres and offer our patients high quality treatments, with an equally high level of compassion.
Do I have to pay for my dental treatment immediately?
No! At our dental clinic in Scotland we provide our patients with a finance plan, which means they are able to pay for their chosen dental treatment monthly, rather than paying a hefty upfront cost. This flexible finance plan makes our dental treatments available to a larger number of patients, as well as affording them peace of mind.