Dental impressions are preliminary for most dental appliances. They are taken so as to ensure that the new bridge or crown will align with the current bite. The impressions form a mold similar to your teeth so that the treatment feels natural and does not affect the soft tissues.
The procedure may cause some discomfort to the patient but it is inevitable as it is the only way to ensure perfect results. Discomfort results from the alginate materials used or the gag reflex. The alginate materials don’t have a pleasant taste and since they are foreign, they may trigger the body’s natural defense mechanism causing a gag reflex. A Barrie dentist will do the best to ensure that the discomfort is minimal.
The results produced by this traditional method may have some slight variations.
Advancements in cosmetic dentistry Barrie have led to the development of digital dental impressions. Digital impressions are faster and more comfortable to the patient as compared to the traditional ones. They are also more accurate and cause less harm to the environment.
They are done by the use of 3D scanners.
The impression taken will be used to make a functional or dentistry Barrie bridge or crown that fits perfectly on your existing tooth structure.