It’s a digital age and technology allows you to do and see amazing things from the comfort of home as well as supporting your life in numerous other ways. Any progressive industry is adopting its own methods of using the latest technological advances and dentistry is no different. Many techniques and pieces of equipment have been developed to give you the opportunity to have better treatment. These often achieve necessary steps in dental treatment in new ways. If you have impression free dentistry in Glasgow, then you will see one of them in action.
What is impression free dentistry in Glasgow?
When you visit The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, your dentist will need to get an accurate picture of the current state of your teeth to begin many different kinds of treatment. This allows us to see what needs to be done and to plan treatments.
In many practices, this is achieved by taking ‘impressions’. This involves biting down onto a gooey substance that the teeth sink into. Depending on the substance used, the patient often has to sit still with their mouth full until the substance begins to solidify thus creating a lasting impression of the teeth in the hardening goo. For people with a strong gag reflex, this can be almost intolerable. Even without this, the experience can be challenging because of the strange sensations that it creates.
Due to the latest developments, there is now a way to scan your teeth one by one which then creates a digital, 3D image. This is much more comfortable and accurate and it can be done very swiftly. Having an image of your teeth online has a host of other benefits such as being able to manipulate the image to see what effects different treatments will have. In many cases, you will also be able to see what your finished smile will look like after treatment. This can be very comforting if you have a long treatment to go through before you get to see the results for real. The increased accuracy also means that any dental fixtures that are created from the digital scans fit very well.
We look forward to offering you impression free dentistry in Glasgow at The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry.