Valley Brook Dental just added a new high-speed intraoral scanner that delivers high-definition, full color 2D and 3D images. The scanner completely transforms the process of creating a dental impression. Within seconds, these images produce an extremely accurate HD 3D digital model.
What does that mean for Dr. Gurecka's patients? Faster appointments, rapid lab turnaround time and a more comfortable impression process. We are able to scan the whole mouth remarkably fast and in a way that is more comfortable for patients than traditional methods. It makes even the very hard-to-reach areas very accessible. We can quickly check the images we’ve obtained, and if an area isn’t clear, we can easily go back and scan that area to fill in the missing information. The 3D digital model that patients can view on the computer makes it easier to grasp the treatment plan. We then email this to the lab for immediate CAD/CAM fabrication with a rapid turnaround time - as fast as 72 hours in some cases. This gives us improved clinical results and allows us to customize treatment plans and modify and adjust them for each patient.
The results so far? Our patients have been so excited about not having to deal with the goop (and sometimes gagging) from traditional alginate impressions. The new CS 3600 eliminates that experience. You can now have your implants, crowns, bridges in less than a week. It truly has revolutionized the process of producing a precision impression to the final result in our office.
Do you have dental work you've been putting off because you were avoiding the impression process? Ask us about it at your next visit.