We strive to deliver a comfortable and inviting environment that families can enjoy. We are proud to offer the latest technological advances in the dental industry and also offer the 3M™ True Definition Scanner for a more pleasant digital impression.
Traditionally, impressions for patients who need crowns or bridges would involve bulky plastic trays, messy impression materials, and, most importantly, the uncomfortable wait times that patients endure while the impression materials set in their mouth. Thanks to the 3M™ True Definition Scanner there is no more messy impression material when you need a veneer, crown, or bridge. Visits to our office are a more comfortable and interactive experience for patients with the 3M™ True Definition Scanner .
The 3M™ True Definition Scanner can now capture impressions digitally, without any of the challenging materials or unpleasant wait times. Our practice is the first in Stoneham, MA to offer the 3M™ True Definition Scanner and one of the first in the northeast to offer this revolutionary technology.
How does it work?
Video images of the patient’s mouth are captured using a small, lightweight wand as the wand tip glides over patients’ teeth. The process, known as 3D-in-motion technology, captures large amounts of visual images every second and displays them in real time on a touch screen monitor. This “digital impression” can be reviewed with patients while they are still sitting in the chair and verified for accuracy before the file is sent electronically to a dental lab to produce your veneer, crown or bridge.
A Comfortable, Better Fit
Besides improving patient communication and comfort, the digital impressions have the added benefit of producing much more accurate impressions, and, therefore, helping to deliver much better fitting crowns and bridges which reduces the amount of time patients spend in the dental chair. This technology truly is revolutionizing dentistry.
“Patient complaints about the impression process are common,” acknowledges Dr. William Lund. “Now we can give them a comfortable, engaging, and high-tech experience. The patient’s teeth are displayed in real time on a touch screen monitor and reviewed with each patient, something that was never possible with traditional impressions. This fosters better communication between the two of us and comes at no extra cost to the patient.”
“We are always striving to stay on the cutting edge and to provide the best dental care possible,” states Dr. Cara Lund. “Our office is state-of-the art with computers in every treatment room, digital x-rays, an intraoral camera, a soft-tissue laser, computerized color matching for crowns and bridges, and implant placement. The 3M™ True Definition Scanner helps us to obtain our goal of optimal dental care.”
Vita Shade technology allows for the perfect matching of crowns, veneers, and bridges to your natural teeth. The cordless, handheld tool uses advanced colorimeter technology to consistently determine the hue, value, and chroma of teeth, therefore providing the dental lab with accurate information to fabricate your beautiful, perfectly matched dental restorations.