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Providing Advanced Dental Services in McAllen, TX

If you’ve ever had any type of orthodontic work done, have had a crown, bridge, or an implant, you’ve probably had to suffer through the experience that we’ll call the “goopy mess.” For many years, this goopy impression material was the only way to get an impression of your teeth. Dentists then used the impression to create a crown, bridge, or retainer to fit your teeth. Luckily, with the advancement in technology, dentists can now take a digital impression of your teeth using a digital wand and advanced computer software. At Xpress Dental, we make our dental services in McAllen, TX easier by using this technology to create impressions for all types of dental work.

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Benefits of Digital Impressions

For those patients with an easy gag-reflex, the old impression method using the thick goop was most likely a very unpleasant experience. Not only is the thick impression material gag-inducing, but it is also cold, irritating those with sensitive teeth. The new digital method of taking impressions eliminates all of these issues. Using this method provides all of the following benefits to patients:

  • Added Comfort: The new digital method is more comfortable than traditional impressions. Instead of sitting with a thick material in your mouth, a digital impression is taken by an assistant who moves the wand around your mouth, capturing images of your teeth as they go.
  • More Accurate: This digital scanning method is able to capture a more accurate impression than the traditional method. This results in a better fitting crown, bridge, or appliance.
  • No Additional Cost: Though this is a more advanced method of taking an impression, there is no additional cost to the patient for this service.

Using the Latest Technology

At Xpress Dental, we’re committed to using the latest technology to increase the level of care we are able to provide to our patients. Digital impressions are just one way we are utilizing advanced tools to give our patients the best experience. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our office or to schedule an appointment for our dental services in McAllen, TX.

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