Traditional dental impressions have significant room for error since the impressions can have air bubbles, distortions, or defects. With digital impressions, the treatment outcome is predictable, and dentists can measure your teeth and mouth using the digital model. The conventional dental impressions were made using a special dental putty to make teeth molds. You’d have to take deep, relaxing breaths before the putty goes in, and swallowing is only possible at specific times. The procedure is messy, and you might feel the urge to gag.
With digital impressions, you can pause, swallow saliva or take a breath during the process if need be. The process can be started and stopped whenever needed. The imaging system allows your dentist to scan your mouth and build a complete 3D model to precisely fabricate a dental crown or denture.