May 28, 2018
When you need to repair your damaged smile or improve the appearance of flawed teeth, you will likely need to have at least one impression taken of your bite. These impressions are used by a dental lab or in-office dental milling unit to create crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, and other restorative solutions. Dentists may also use impressions to design and craft advanced tooth replacement options like dentures as well as protective mouthguards for athletes or those who grind and clench their teeth at night. It’s clear that impressions are an essential aspect of dental treatment planning. Unfortunately, old fashioned impressions had to be physically captured in putty, and they often needed to be recaptured numerous times to get a precise reflection of the smile. Luckily, many dental offices are transitioning to digital bite impressions. These impressions streamline the entire planning and treatment process for most dental services. In many cases, digital impressions are tied into an in-office same-day dental restoration system, like CEREC, which allows your dentist to complete an entire restorative or cosmetic treatment plan in a single trip to the office. In this post, we’ll review some of the many benefits associated with digital impression systems.
July 21, 2017
If you’ve experienced advanced tooth loss or were recently informed that you would need a partial or full denture, you may feel worried about the potential outcomes. However, today’s dentures are well-made and crafted from the highest quality materials to ensure the comfort and longevity of every prosthetic. Feel free to continue reading more about dentures here, or contact our caring team to schedule a denture consultation at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry. We’ll evaluate your smile and walk you through all of your tooth replacement options including partial and full dentures.