Dental implants are an increasingly popular option for treating tooth loss or damaged teeth because they not only work to revive the appearance of your smile but also offer the health benefits of preventing bone loss in your jaw and restoring the full functionality of having all your teeth. Dental implants enable patients to once again enjoy eating all of the foods they like, without suffering discomfort in their teeth or gums.
getting great teeth
improving the quality of REPLACEMENT TEETH
The replacement teeth are designed on the computer, in the same way that the virtual surgery can be mapped out. The dentist and the lab technician who will actually be making the restoration can look at the digital imagery together, and are able to communicate and collaborate about the desired final result before actually making the replacement teeth.
With the traditional methods of making restorations such as crowns and bridges, there are many steps and materials that can potentially create inaccuracies. Using digital technology eliminates virtually all of those potential problems.
improving cosmetic results and THE patient'S experience
Digital impressions enable the dental lab to make a restoration that fits more perfectly. They also enable the dentist and lab technician to clearly see the color shade of the adjacent teeth, so that you get a better color match with the replacement teeth and the patient’s natural teeth. That makes for a significant improvement as far as the ultimate cosmetic result. The patient ends up with a dental restoration that closely matches their remaining teeth, so you get a restoration that feels and looks more natural.
As is the case with the process of getting dental surgery and an implant placed, the precision accuracy provided by 3D digital impressions translates to less time and fewer visits to the dentist being required, so it’s something that just makes things easier overall for the patient. They can get their perfect smile in less time and with less trouble.
This blog post is based on an excerpt from Dr. Scott Frank's chapter in the book, "A Reason to Smile: Fixing Broken Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry."