Sun Prairie, WI (PRWEB) January 16, 2015
Chris Stevens, DDS now offers cutting-edge digital technology to replace the messy putty and trays most dentists use to make dental impressions. Cadent iTero® Digital Impressions create an accurate rendering of a patient’s mouth and bite without the discomfort and return visits common to conventional methods. Dentist Stevens is committed to providing the highest quality of service for each of his Sun Prairie, WI patients.
Dentists use dental impressions for many reasons, including the making of crowns, bridges or dentures and a variety of oral appliances. Patients often find the conventional impression technique uncomfortable. The materials used typically taste bad and leave a mess on patients’ skin. It frequently bothers sensitive teeth, and the process may trigger a gag reflex. Unfortunately, the process is often lengthy, and if the tray is not removed carefully, a second attempt may be necessary.
Dr. Stevens uses the state-of-the-art iTero® imaging to improve the process and results of fabricating dental restorations. A wand passes over the teeth and captures a three dimensional image that is displayed on a monitor. The dentist can look at the scan and immediately identify any areas that may need more detail so there is no need for a return visit to his office in Sun Prairie, WI. Images are emailed to the lab that performs the fabrication process, decreasing the waiting time, and the resulting restorations rarely need adjustments because of the accuracy of the digital images. Patients can expect a seating appointment to be 22 percent shorter, and the accuracy eliminates the need for return appointments.
Not only are iTero® digital scans more pleasant for the patient than the conventional impression process, they also are better than other digital scan technology, which often requires a coating of powder to give the oral cavity a uniform reflective surface. While other systems require an operator to hold the wand at an exact distance away from the teeth, the iTero® wand rests on the teeth as it scans, stabilizing the scans and allowing the images to be captured with minimal passes.
Sun Prairie, WI residents who are looking for a dentist to create high quality restorations without the discomfort and mess of dental trays can find more information about iTero® digital dental impressions on Dr. Stevens’s website.
About the Practice
Dr. Chris Stevens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a general practice that provides personalized dental care for patients in Sun Prairie, WI. Dr. Chris Stevens graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry and has been practicing in Sun Prairie, WI since 1982. He utilizes the latest dental technology and techniques in his services in order to deliver a superior standard of patient care. Dr. Stevens is among the first group of dentists in the country to undergo the training required to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery. To learn more about the dental services available at Dr. Chris Stevens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, please visit http://www.drchrisstevens.com or call (608) 837-4880.