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Digital Impressions

digital impressions
  • Quick with no discomfort caused by impression materials

  • High quality restoration fit with minimal adjustments

  • Reduced number of appointments due to fewer retakes

  • Reduced overall chair time

No Gag Dental impressions

Long Island dentist Mark M Bornstein DDS in Cedarhurst, NY is known for many different services, but it is his committment to digital technology that sets him apart. Any dentist can offer dental care, but it is not common to offer no gag dental impressions, when dental impressions are needed. Many patients have a heightened gag response, so even the most basic dental treatment can be a challenge.

No more Gooey Goop for Dental Impressions

No gag dental Impressions

Traditionally, when fabricating models of teeth, trays filled with soft and gooey material (historically alginate but more commonly today polyvinyl siloxane) are inserted in the mouth and removed after setting.  Plaster can then be poured into these impressions and after fully set, a reproduction is created.  It is during the GOOEY stage that exists the problem.  The more “runny” the material, the greater tendency for gravity to allow this material to run down the throat and induce a gag reflex.  This leads to an unpleasant dental experience.

Digital Impressions

digital impressions

The more advanced and modern dental practices use digital impressions. Dr. Bornstein uses the Trios scanner, a device that takes digital pictures of your teeth. The digital file is sent via secure email to a lab for fabrication of the dental models. These “impressions” are both more easily tolerated by patients AND more accurate than the tray method. There is no downside.

The trios scanner an be used for all of the following procedures:

  • Invisalign

  • Crowns and bridges

  • Removable partial dentures

  • Veneers, inlays and onlays

  • Temporary crowns and virtual diagnostic wax-ups

  • Implant crowns and bridges

  • Implant planning and surgical guides

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