A wand takes digital pictures of your teeth and reconstructs the arch and the teeth into a 3D rendering. This digital file can be printed or used digitally for planning. One of the major advantages in the digital impression is the elimination of the unpleasant taste and gagging sensation that our patients used to experience with traditional impressions.
In our oral surgery office, we take digital impressions to fabricate temporary replacement teeth, make surgical guides and overlay your digital impression on 3D xrays for improved treatment planning. This technology also is used to fabricate new replacement teeth, or crowns, on your dental implants.