Dr. James Maragos, dentist in LaGrange, IL, utilizes digital methods to attain dental impressions-it's quick, easy and less messy than traditional impressions!
LAGRANGE, IL, January 05, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Let's be honest-no one likes going to the dentist to get traditional impressions. While impressions are important for reconstructive treatments, it's not fun having gooey dental material placed in the mouth.
"Traditional impressions are used to obtain dental impressions to create a well-fitting crown, bridge or veneer. To improve the results of a restorative or cosmetic treatment, we have went digital with our impressions. Instead of the goo patients are used to, we now obtain dental images with digital impressions. Less hassle, less mess and a more accurate impression of patients' teeth," says Dr. Maragos, LaGrange family dentist.
During the first phase of the restoration process, your LaGrange dentist, Dr. Maragos, will clean and remove any dental decay before taking a digital impression. Once a tooth is properly shaped for a synthetic cap or filling, Dr. Maragos will apply a reflective material onto the affected area. This material allows for a small, handheld "wand" to use blue wavelength light to capture precise images of your teeth within a span of a minute, which is much faster than getting traditional impressions. Digital impression technology, such as iTero and CEREC AC by Sirona, can create almost an exact replica of your teeth, detecting even the smallest grooves of the teeth. That is why synthetic teeth now fit easier and look more natural than ever before.
Thus, with digital impressions, you don't spend too much time in the dental chair. Digital impressions quickly capture images of the teeth and are sent to the lab for the production of a synthetic tooth or teeth. Digital impressions make fewer mistakes, if any. On the other hand, traditional materials can produce inaccurate impressions, which may cause ill-fitting appliances, such as a retainer, or synthetic caps.
Comfort is the number one reason dentists and patients prefer digital impressions. Many people can't tolerate the traditional putty material because they have a sensitive gag-reflex. Plus, the taste of the impression material isn't very pleasant. If you have any questions regarding digital impressions, talk to your dentist in LaGrange for more information.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Maragos, LaGrange dentist, and his staff, call (708) 352-7358 or send an appointment request via his website. Pick compassionate and personalized dental care for your teeth.Media Contact:
Dr. James M. Maragos, D.D.S.
4727 Willow Springs Road
LaGrange, IL 60525
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