If you need a dental crown, bleaching trays, or a biteguard, you will be pleased to know that modern dentistry has made things easier and more comfortable for patients. Using goo-free digital impressions, gone are the days when we had to use messy impression materials! This technology is truly amazing.
Comfortable and highly accurate goo-free digital impressions by your dentist – Dr Michael Scherer – makes things so easy! An intraoral optical scanner uses light waves and a high resolution camera to capture teeth and gum tissues onto a computer screen and allows Dr. Scherer to instantly see the results. These digital scans then become placed into a digital database for us to use in the future so that way we don’t need to make multiple impressions over the years!
After making the digital scan, Dr. Scherer utilizes 3D printing technology to generate a model of the patient’s teeth! This is accomplished with Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Milling Technology (CAD/CAM for short). This Technology has actually been around in the dental world for over 25 years, but it has not been until the last few years that accuracy and materials have reached the critical point where is affordable for use by private dental offices.
In fact, our office is so cutting edge, there are less than a handful of dentists around the country who use in-office 3D printing technology!
If you are interested in this technology, call us to discuss it more. Dr. Michael Scherer will happily talk to you about the amazing technology that is available for patients in Sonora, California!