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Digital Impressions

Reduced Discomfort with Digital Dental Impressions in Burlington

If you are like many of our patients in Burlington, you may have some concerns or discomfort when it comes to getting dental impressions done. We understand that biting down on a glob of putty for an impression can sometimes induce feelings of choking or gagging, which can be unpleasant for both you and your dentist. However, we are delighted to inform you that in modern dentistry, there is now a high-tech, digital option available that can greatly minimize any potential discomfort.


Digital dental impressions, also known as intraoral scanning, have revolutionized the way dental professionals capture impressions of patients' teeth. They offer several advantages over traditional dental impressions, which involve using impression materials (such as alginate or silicone) placed in a tray in the patient's mouth.

During a digital dental impression, our Burlington clinic technicians will apply a light layer of reflective material onto your tooth surface. Next, we will use a scanning wand connected to a computer to scan the topography of your teeth. The computer will then generate a 3D image. This digital method of making impressions has a record of being accurate, efficient, and perhaps most important of all, a lot more comfortable for everyone involved. Patients no longer have to be anxious about choking and gagging, and dentists can get an almost instantaneous assessment of the fitting. Digital dental impressions are now used to fit patients with orthodontic, restorative, and cosmetic devices like crowns, veneers, and fillings.


Advantages to Digitial Dental Impressions with iTero

  • Faster & Efficient

  • Precision & Accuracy

  • Real-Time Visualization

  • Environmentally Friendly

  • Comfortable & Convenient

Picture of Digital dental impression machine iTero

If you're interested in learning more about this exciting technology, feel free to ask our friendly team at Cornerstone Dental in Burlington about digital dental impressions! We'd love to provide you with all the extra information you need to make your next visit to the dentist even more enjoyable.

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