Digital Impressions – Ledgewood, NJ

Quick, Easy, & Precise Dental Impressions

Impressions play a big role in dentistry. They are important for designing crowns, bridges, dentures, and clear orthodontic aligners. Unfortunately, the old-fashioned method for taking dental impressions can be time-consuming, and it is not always accurate. The good news is that technology is constantly moving forward! At McCleaster Family Dental in Ledgewood, we have upgraded to an advanced system that allows us to digitally capture quick, easy, and precise dental impressions. This remarkable system can make your care experience as stress-free as possible.

Why Choose McCleaster Family Dental for Digital Impressions?

  • Advanced Trios 4 Scanner
  • Not Available at Every Practice
  • Precise, Reliable Results

How Do Digital Impressions Work?

The traditional method for capturing dental impressions involves the use of trays that are filled with a putty-like material. You had to bite down on the material while it set, allowing it to capture an accurate reflection of the shape of your teeth. If you have ever gone through that, you might remember a tedious and uncomfortable process.

Digital impressions are different. We use the Trios 4 scanner, which has a wireless handheld unit that has a wand-like shape. We simply move the unit around your mouth so it can capture thousands of images of your teeth. Then, advanced software assembles those images into an extremely accurate digital representation of your smile. The process is very fast, and it is so precise that retakes are almost never necessary.

The Importance of Accurate Impressions

Digital dental x-rays

At McCleaster Family Dental, we use the Trios 4 scanner because we understand how important it is for impressions to be accurate. Without accurate impressions, you could face a number of difficulties. For example, a clear aligner company might not even accept your case unless they receive top-quality impressions. Or, if inaccurate impressions are used to create a crown, bridge, or denture, you could end up with an uncomfortable restoration that interferes with your bite and causes you pain. It may also be more likely to fail prematurely. Accurate digital impressions can allow you to avoid such issues.


Digital Impressions vs. Traditional Impressions

Animated smile during soft tissue laser dentistry

Digital impressions offer a number of benefits when compared to their traditional counterparts:

  • The digital impression process can allow you to spend less time overall in our dental office and more time enjoying your life.
  • The taste and texture of the material used to make traditional impressions is unpleasant for most people. Digital impressions do not require any putty.
  • Eco-friendly. Digital impressions reduce dental waste. Plus, they can be transferred electronically, so they cut down on shipping needs.
  • Digital impressions help to minimize human error.

Digital impressions are important for a smooth, efficient, and high-quality dental care experience! Get in touch with us today to learn more about this remarkable form of technology.