At Gettysburg Smiles, we use dental technology to diagnose and treat patients. We can use cameras, 3-D printing, and digital imaging technology to find dental problems, plan treatment, and educate our patients. Technology offers patients a more comfortable in-office experience. We encourage our patients to explore the dental technology we offer in our Gettysburg, PA, office to learn more about the diagnostic process.
Our Dental Technology in Gettysburg, PA
We provide these state-of-the-art dental technologies to patients at Gettysburg Smiles:
We use an in-office 3-D printer to create dental models. Once we take a detailed scan of the smile, we can view it in 3-D on our computer. The SprintRay printer creates a highly detailed resin model of the upper and lower teeth. Then, we clean and cure the model with UV light. The completed model helps us plan restorative and orthodontic treatments.
Digital Smile Design
With digital smile design, we can create a mockup of what a patient’s smile can look like after their treatment. We also use digital smile design to educate patients about their treatment. First, we take photos of the patient’s smile and upload them into the software. Then, we use reference points to overlay pictures of the natural and retracted smile. Finally, the software creates a mockup of the patient’s straightened smile.
Our dental team uses intraoral scanners to take images of the smile. These handheld scanners help us take close-up, detailed pictures, also known as direct optical impressions. As we scan the teeth and gums, the scanner creates an image of the mouth on a computer. We can view the upper and lower tooth arches and palates once we fully scan the mouth. Digital scans are a much faster and more comfortable alternative to traditional impressions.
Contact Our Office
Receive high-quality care using state-of-the-art technology at Gettysburg Smiles in Gettysburg, PA. Request your next dental visit online or call our practice for treatment today at (717) 853-1552. Please let us know if you have questions for our office; our dedicated team will be happy to help you get the answers you need.