GumDocs Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Welcome Advanced Digital Impression System for More Accurate Dental Implant Placement

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The professionals at GumDocs Periodontics and Implant Dentistry now use the advanced iTero™ intraoral scanner, to capture highly accurate digital impressions before creating dental implants. Aside from improving the accuracy that the implants will fit precisely, the iTero™ scanner promises a more convenient and comfortable procedure for patients who visit the GumDocs periodontists in Ottawa, ON, to have dental impressions created.

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People who are preparing to receive dental implants can now experience the benefits of a more precise, less invasive, dental impression process when they visit GumDocs Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Drs. Cameron Jones, Gordon Schwartz, Mira Ghaly, Eugenie MacKay, Karen Fung, and Alison McGuire now employ the iTero™ intraoral scanner to make digital impressions. Due to the innovative technologies of this advanced procedure, people who visit the GumDocs periodontists in Ottawa, ON, can expect more accurate impressions with these technological advances, which will be apparent in the final results.

Collecting precise impressions can be challenging for periodontal professionals, whether they utilize digital techniques or manual impressions. Traditional molded impressions may crack, warp or otherwise become distorted. Digital scanners, although generally considered more accurate, may only scan part of each tooth before filling in the rest based on modeling formulas. This may increase the risk that the final dental implants may not be appropriately fitted, or even require extensive time to recreate. The periodontists at GumDocs now use the iTero™ intraoral scanner, because it effectively addresses many of these issues. The scanner captures highly accurate digital images of the entire tooth, rather than relying on algorithms. As a result, impressions that must be recreated are only necessary in 0.5 percent of cases.

The iTero™ intraoral scanner also facilitates a more convenient, efficient experience for patients who visit the GumDocs periodontists in Ottawa, ON. The digital scanning technology eliminates the requirement for the doctors to attain physical molds or apply powder to the teeth. This can reduce discomfort and chair time for patients. According to research, use of the iTero™ scanner reduces the average patient’s seating time by 22 percent. The rapid availability of accurate digital impressions also allows the GumDocs periodontists to start planning the next stages of a patient’s treatment in a more expedited manner.

With this technology, Drs. Jones, Schwartz, Ghaly, MacKay, Fung, and McGuire can ensure that patients receive properly fitted dental implants without any unnecessary delays. This technology benefits the patients in numerous ways, including preventing inconvenient side effects, such as delayed implant placement, which can cause issues such as tooth misalignment or jawbone deterioration. Patients who are interested in receiving implants, with minimal risk of delays or production errors, are encouraged to schedule a consultation with the GumDocs periodontists in Ottawa, ON. Patients can call the practice directly or request an appointment through the practice website.

About the Practice

GumDocs Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Ottawa, ON. Drs. Cameron Jones, Gordon Schwartz, Mira Ghaly, Eugenie MacKay, Karen Fung, and Alison McGuire offer innovative treatments to ensure the comfort and convenience of their patients. The periodontists are all experienced in diagnosing and treating any conditions affecting the gums, bone or replacement teeth. Their goal is to improve and help maintain the oral and overall health of their patients. To learn more about GumDocs Periodontics and Implant Dentistry please visit their website at or call (613) 210-1033.

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