Dental impressions are used for many different procedures, including crowns, inlays, onlays, and braces. A dental impressions can give a nearly identical replica of your teeth in a variety of forms. Depending on what the impression will be used for, your dentist has a variety of options to use to create the impression.
For example, if you are getting a crown, your dentist will use the impression material for your temporary crown, and then send another impression to the lab for your permanent crown to be developed, except in the case that your dentist has a CEREC or similar machine to do your permanent crown in office. You can learn more about these machines by clicking here.
Dental impressions are a valuable tool which enables your dentist to create a more accurate representation of your original tooth structure when preparing any number of restorations inside your mouth.
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