Digital impressions are very beneficial to most people who have dentistry as their chosen field of work. It is proven that they do increase efficiency and productivity in the workplace and significantly improves the chances of higher accuracy. The highlight benefit of these digital optical impressions is that you can use your email to deliver virtual impressions to the clinic or laboratory, rather than the traditional way of using impressions material sent via conventional postal delivery services. Using digital impressions can speed up the treatment of the patient, and promote less clinic visits since these impressions can be used to make same day restorations.
Aside from the mentioned above, digital impressions also provide more benefits as follows:
First of all, digital impressions make more quality models since they are more accurate and shaped better than the traditional way. It reduces errors when making adjustments. In this way, fitting restorations will be easier and less time-consuming.
Having said that it take less time to work on it, there will be less labor time compared to models or impressions made of impression material. The scanning of the teeth in total with the opposing teeth and bite only take at least three to five minutes to be completed, compared to the traditional way that takes up a total of around twenty minutes including. Traditional making of impressions leaves most patients with an unpleasant experience because the impression materials do not taste good. Using digital impressions will make patients more comfortable and the whole process easier for the patient and also for the dental team carrying out the work.
Furthermore, patients will likely appreciate the technology for making the whole process more efficient. They will feel more engaged, properly cared for, and more secure because they can see their impressions while seated in their chair.
The process of making digital impressions not only induces a healthy experience for both dentists and patients, but it is also good for the environment alike. The process is done digitally, therefore it is easier to store and prepare. They require less space in the office filing system as they eliminate the need for paper, and are easily organized and referenced in a digital format.
Lastly, this process is considered as a front-runner in "Green Dentistry" because it promotes an eco-friendly nature of conducting business. The conventional process uses disposable materials, mixtures, and substances that only add to the growing waste problem in the environment. Digital impressions eliminate the generation of waste since the data can be reviewed or deleted without leaving behind a big pile of physical waste.
These are the benefits of using digital optical impressions for a better environment, for the dentistry field of treatment, and for dentists and patients alike.