At our dental office, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest standard of care, utilizing the most advanced and efficient technologies available. One of the innovative tools we have incorporated into our practice is a digital scanner, a device designed to revolutionize the way we take dental impressions. Dr. Shawn Loo is proud to offer this state-of-the-art solution, ensuring your dental experience is as comfortable, precise and efficient as possible.

What is Digital Scanning?

Digital scanning is a cutting-edge technology that allows us to create highly accurate and detailed images of your teeth and gums. This process involves using a small, handheld scanner that captures thousands of images per second as it is moved around your mouth. These images are then stitched together to create a 3D digital model of your mouth. Unlike traditional impression methods that require trays and putty, digital scanning is quick, clean and comfortable.

What to Expect

When you come to our office for a procedure that requires an impression of your teeth, we will use the digital scanner to capture the necessary images. The process is straightforward and typically takes just a few minutes. You can expect:

  • Preparation: We will prepare your mouth for the scan, ensuring that your teeth are clean and ready for the imaging process.
  • Scanning: Our dentist or a trained team member will use the handheld scanner to capture images of your teeth and gums. You may be asked to hold still or make slight adjustments to your position to ensure accurate results.
  • Visualization: Once the scan is complete, we can immediately view the 3D digital model of your mouth on a computer screen. This allows us to assess the images for quality and precision and make any necessary adjustments on the spot.

Benefits of Digital Scanning

  • Accuracy: Digital scans provide exceptionally precise and detailed images, resulting in better-fitting dental restorations and appliances.
  • Comfort: The process is noninvasive and comfortable, eliminating the need for messy and gag-inducing impression materials.
  • Efficiency: Digital scans are completed quickly, saving you time in the dental chair.
  • Visualization: You can see the images of your mouth in real-time, allowing for a better understanding of your oral health and treatment plan.
  • Eco-Friendly: This paperless solution reduces waste and is more environmentally friendly than traditional impression methods.

Experience Comfort With Digital Scanning

Discover the difference digital scanning in Irvine, California, can make in your dental care experience. Contact us today at 949-857-9220 to schedule an appointment with our dentist and see the cutting-edge technology in action.

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