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Digital Dental Impressions in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL

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What Are 3D Impressions?

Getting physical impressions of your mouth used to be regarded as a lengthy and at times, uncomfortable procedure. Physical impressions ask that you bite into a molding material for protracted intervals, which can be problematic for individuals with a sensitive gag reflex. That is the reason why dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller is pleased to give a modern solution to molds with 3D impressions. Utilizing the innovative technology of intraoral cameras, 3D (also called electronic) impressions take exact scans of your mouth. This enables us to make an exact model of your mouth, which may be utilized to make dental crowns, implants, inlays, onlays, dentures, and much more. If you are needing restorative dental care, eliminate the time and stress of physical molds by using 3D impressions at Weller Dental in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL.

Am I A Candidate for 3D Impressions?

Digital impressions are great for individuals that have a sensitive gag reflex with the procedure needed for traditional molds or are looking for an accurate impression in order to create comfortable restorations. Dr. Weller utilizes digital impressions should you want a custom restoration, like a bridge, crown, onlay, inlay, dentures, or even removable aligners (such as Invisalign). Digital impressions are great for producing precise digital versions of your mouth, which may be sent straight to a state-of-the-art dental lab where the restoration will be created before being sent back to our facility.

How Are 3D Impressions Done?

In this process, you may lie back in a treatment chair while Dr. Weller moves a small scanning instrument all around your mouth. This instrument utilizes safe wavelengths to exactly capture all regions, crevices, and corners of your mouth. Once the scan is complete, an image of your teeth will soon show up on a connected computer screen. If any areas were overlooked during the first scan, then a very simple re-scan will be performed to capture the additional areas, as opposed to utilizing physical molds that would necessitate the whole procedure to be redone.

What Can I Expect after Getting 3D Impressions?

When your 3D scans are completed, they'll be sent to a state-of-the-art dental laboratory specially chosen by Dr. Weller. As soon as your orthodontic or restoration treatment is created from your 3D impressions, Dr. Weller will complete your therapy through the necessary additional treatments. He will also keep your digital scans in your file in case you want a replacement restoration in the future and also to compare changes in your mouth.

Are 3D Impressions Covered by Insurance?

If you have dental insurance, it may cover the cost of your digital scans. We will help determine your benefits through your insurance carrier. We are happy to work with you to make sure that the payment process is as easy as possible and we will notify you of any additional costs. If you do not have insurance, then Weller Dental takes many payment options and we will be able to help you to find medical financing.

3D Impressions FAQ

How long does it take to complete 3D impressions?
The process of taking 3D impressions is typically quick and efficient. On average, the scanning procedure takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. The exact duration can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the number of areas being scanned. This is significantly faster than traditional physical molds, making it a convenient option for patients.

Are 3D impressions safe and comfortable?
Yes, 3D impressions are both safe and comfortable. The procedure involves using an intraoral scanner that emits safe wavelengths to capture detailed images of your mouth.

Can 3D impressions be used for all types of dental restorations?
3D impressions are versatile and can be used for a wide range of dental restorations. The precise digital models created from 3D impressions ensure that your restorations fit accurately and comfortably, leading to better overall results.

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Digital scans at Weller Dental are an excellent alternative to uncomfortable and messy dental molds. Utilizing innovative technology, we will digitally scan a precise impression to get an efficient restoration in significantly less time. Get in touch with our office in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL now to schedule your appointment with Dr. Weller.

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