For some people, a hyperactive gag reflex can be a real problem at the dentist’s office. Although other dental procedures can trigger gagging, it is mostly an issue when your doctor needs to take those goopy impressions of your teeth for appliances, crowns, bridges, implants, etc.
At our office, we are fortunate enough to have at our disposal an intraoral scanner that allows us to digitally capture teeth for Invisalign trays, crowns, and bridges. We no longer have to subject our patients to the inconvenience of taking impressions. Our state-of-the-art ITero Element Scanner is a digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. We can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. During the impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.
- No goop or gagging to worry about.
- Fast, accurate impression.
- Ideal for crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers.
- See a simulation of your potential Invisalign treatment outcome. The simulator will show you what your new smile might look like.