One of the greatest challenges that many patients face in the dental office is making molds necessary to create orthopedic and orthodontic appliances, veneers, prostheses, and various other rehabilitation treatments.
Discomfort with Molding Material
Molding is a procedure used to make replicas of the oral cavity and all of your teeth, the margins between them, the gums, and the remaining tissues of your mouth.
This molding is done using putty. However, the idea of having a mouth full of molding mass, the vomiting reflex, shortness of breath, difficulty in keeping the mouth open, feeling of suffocation, phobia, led patients to avoid consultations precisely because of discomfort and incapacity they felt, they had to go through the procedure, preventing them from being treated properly.
Quality and Adaptation of Molds
The quality and precision of the molds is fundamental to the success of the treatments. A bad impression of the mouth, that is, an imprecise and distorted impression, compromises the quality of laboratory work and all the procedures subsequently performed in the clinic. It will be much more complicated to produce all parts for your treatment with the necessary level of customization. The representation of reality may be effectively compromised by a poor adaptation of the material.
Intraoral Digital Scanner
Thinking about solutions for everyone, and always following the most advanced medical trend globally, we at Atelier do Sorriso invest in digital technology for Dentistry. No more problems for patients with a phobia of molds! The intraoral scanner is a kind of pen, which records thousands of images per second, with immense precision and no discomfort for the user. We gain in comfort, but also quality and precision. We reduced the amount of waste produced, with the digital flow replacing the molds and the mass and plaster models.
In fact, technological advances allow the digital impression to fulfill the precision requirements for the process of transferring information from the patient’s mouth to the dental laboratory and provide results superior to conventional printing techniques. Patient comfort, time savings, speed, and predictability in dental treatment are positive aspects that add value to this technology. Nevertheless, it is a sustainable technology that can significantly reduce the use of toxic substances and the amount of waste released to the environment with the use of digital resources.
3Shape TRIOS Intraoral Scanner
Digital Dentistry is a technique/tool that has been present at Atelier do Sorriso for some years, for example, by using the award-winning 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner for planning the smile by digital molding. The advantages are proven:
- It is an easier and more comfortable procedure for the patient, as it does not use impression materials in the mouth;
- Digital models are more accurate, as they do not present the possible distortions caused by alginate and plaster;
- It is faster; in a few minutes it is ready;
- Reduces chair time;
- Improves diagnosis and communication with patients;
- Does not require a large physical space for storing molds;
- Captures occlusion accurately;
- Facilitates the workflow with laboratories, prosthetics, and other professionals because it is digital.
Remember that this step is very important and, if done well, allows you to avoid unnecessary visits to the clinic, ensuring that you smile again for life without problems or unnecessary delays in your treatment.
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