At Dr. Kvarnstrom’s Fountain Valley dental practice, we are committed to providing the highest quality diagnostic and treatment services in a comfortable and inviting setting. We continuously seek out the best in dental technology to ensure that our patients don’t just get the best care possible, but also have the best experiences possible. After all, we believe that going to the dentist should be relaxing and positive and we do everything we can ensure that both your health and comfort are optimized.
As part of our commitment to offering state-of-the-art dental care, we have recently added a Carestream CS 3500 intraoral scanner to our line-up of innovative dental technologies. This remarkable instrument allows us to create precise 2D and 3D digital impressions for crowns and bridges. The CS 3500 replaces most traditional crown and bridge impressions to provide more accurate and reliable impressions with greater comfort for the patient, enhancing both restoration quality and the patient experience. There are still specific situations where traditional methods must be used but we are constantly seeking ways to eliminate them.
The Benefits of Digital 3D Impressions
The benefits of digital 3D impressions include:
- Improved Comfort and Control: Digital impressions mean no gooey, runny impression material that can cause gagging, discomfort, and anxiety. The impression-taking process can be paused at any time if you feel uncomfortable and resumed as soon as you feel ready, without having to re-take the whole impression, which is the case with traditional impressions.
- Increased Accuracy: The chance of human and processing errors in our lab or the dental lab making the restoration are greatly minimized because the digital impressions are sent directly to the digitally controlled milling machine. The errors that can be introduced with traditional impression materials (such as shrinkage, expansion, air bubbles, tearing) and impression-taking processes are entirely eliminated with this technology.
- Higher Quality and Better Fit: The outstanding level of accuracy offered by digital impressions means that the final crown is made to your exact specifications, ensuring a higher qualitycrown with a very precise fit.
- Faster Service: Digital impressions have a faster turnaround time in the laboratory, which means that Dr. Kvarnstrom can give you your final restoration faster, with a better fit, smoother surfaces, and easier cleaning than temporary crowns. With digital 3D impressions, we save approximately one week of processing time.
There are a number of excellent digital intraoral scanners available on the market today that are redefining routine dental practices. All intraoral scanners are not created equal, however, and we chose the Carestream specifically for its renowned performance and patient-friendly design. According to a recent study by the American Dental Association, the CS 3500 is one of the most accurate and precise scanners in its class, outperforming the majority of scanners on the market to ensure the highest quality impressions. Using a compact, handheld scanning device, the CS 3500 is able to capture oral structure information with extraordinary detail and precision. The captured data is then sent via secure e-mail to the laboratory in Irvine, California for verification of data integrity and manufacturing of the restoration.
Fountain Valley Dental Care
If you would like more information about how the Carestream intraoral scanner can improve your oral health, we invite you to contact us at our Fountain Valley dental office. We offer comprehensive, compassionate dental care using state-of-the-art technologies to ensure that you receive the best treatment in a warm, inviting environment. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have and invite you to set up an appointment to meet Dr. Kvarnstrom and the rest of the team.