Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dental Impressions

Getting a dental impression is not a pleasant or a comfortable procedure for those of us who have a gag reflex but getting those impressions play an important part into your oral health!

Dental impressions produce a replica of your teeth and oral tissue and are used for many different procedures including: Crowns, mouth guards, whitening trays, retainers, bridges, veneers, dentures and other things. 

To make a impression of your mouth the dentist or their assistant will mix up a material and put that into a impression try, then they will slowly insert it into your mouth so it covers the entire dental arch. After the material has hardened they will remove the try and the impression will be sent to the lab for further processing. 

Here are a few pointer if you need a dental impression in the future ask the dentist or the assistant if you can sit up during the procedure, try breathing through your nose and try to focus on anything else besides the gunk in your mouth. Once the impression has been removed ask for a sip of water or mouthwash to rise out your mouth. 

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