Now Replacing Impressions With Scans
At Pleasant Dental® in Dolton, Illinois, our goal is to utilize practical cutting-edge technology to continually improve the level of dental care we provide to our patients. In our ongoing efforts to provide exceptional care, to ensure our patients receive comfortable and high quality care, we are proud to offer patients the benefit of digital impressions with the TRIOS 3 intraoral scanner.
What is the TRIOS 3 Scanner?
The scanner allows us to digitally create full 3D digital models of your mouth. Thus largely eliminating the need for messy or uncomfortable impressions. With this technology we can cut the time from the start of most lab treatments down substantially. We can also create better fitting, and potentially longer lasting, crowns, bridges, partial and full dentures. The TRIOS scanner can be used for precise impressions and planning for the following services:
- Crowns and Bridges
- Bruxism treatment
- Orthodontic treatment
- Smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction plans
Benefits of the TRIOS Scanner
- Simplifies treatment planning – once we take the digital images, we can easily send them out to our lab partners allowing them to make your crown, partial or denture significantly faster than previously possible.
- Highly accurate – scans are typically significantly more precise than conventional impression molds.
- A better and more comfortable experience – digital scanning is less invasive and faster than conventional impressions, making your visit more pleasant. Additionally, we can display the 3D scan on the screen to show you what your treatment will entail.
How It Works
One of the doctors or a team member will methodically move the small handheld TRIOS wand along all the surfaces of the teeth. The wand captures thousands of images with its sensors. The images are processed by the device’s software. The result is a highly accurate digital map of your mouth. With the TRIOS scanner, there is generally no need for messy molds with bad-tasting goop.
Once the scanning is complete, both the dentist and the patient can see the 3D digital scan of the mouth on the high-definition screen. The entire process takes just minutes.
Higher Quality Impressions and Restorations
When we use the TRIOS scanner to make restorations, they are completed faster, fit better, and require fewer adjustments than restorations made from conventional molds. The scanner provides the dental laboratory with precise measurements of the teeth along with high-definition pictures, which cut down drastically on the need to remake the restorations.
Call Pleasant Dental® Today!
At Pleasant Dental®, we are very excited to be able to offer our patients all the benefits of the TRIOS 3 scanner. With this technology, we can now help patients visualize their treatment options. The accurate 3D impressions equate to faster results and higher quality restorations. If you live in the Dolton, Illinois area and would like to learn more about the technologies we use to deliver unparalleled patient care, please call us today at (708) 576-1900.
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