Dr. Eric Batterton Provides Faster, More Comfortable Treatment for his Patients with Digital Dentistry
Delaware, Ohio – March 22, 2018 — Dr. Eric Batterton is now making treatment faster and more comfortable for his patients with intraoral scanning and digital dentistry.
Dr. Batterton has added the industry’s most accurate* intraoral scanner, TRIOS® by 3Shape, to power his digital practice.
Intraoral scanners, like TRIOS®, are used in digital dentistry to take super high speed images of a patients’ mouths. The images, called digital impressions, are then brought into CAD/CAM software to design and manufacture dental restorations like dentures, crowns, veneers, dental implants as well as plan orthodontic treatments and create orthodontic appliances.
Quicker Dental Procedures
Digital dentistry workflows speed up patient appointments and save production time as well as enhancing nearly all diagnostic, restorative and surgical procedures. Dental procedures that once took weeks are now done in a single appointment.
One major change Dr. Batterton’s patients will notice right away is not having to take complete-arch impressions the old way using silicone putty – a procedure known to strike fear in many patients.
In a study published by the American Dental Association, old-fashion impressions taken with putty, caused gagging in 8% of the participants.** Dr. Batterton is now using TRIOS® which means no more gooey impressions and no more gagging for his patients.
Taking impressions digitally is also more comfortable for the patient. A study by the University of Bern School of Dental Medicine found that 100% of the patients in the study preferred the digital workflow as opposed to taking analog impressions.***
In addition, the accuracy of digital impressions make the resulting restorations more precise. Accuracy that cuts down on the need for having to make remakes of the restoration and/or bringing the patient back to do over the analog impression because of a fault or damage to the impression caused during shipping, designing and storage. And importantly, because it’s digital, there are no more plaster models to throw out.
Digital dentistry has many advantages beyond being faster and more accurate than the older style goopy impression materials. It allows the dentist to evaluate his/her work and make changes immediately before the final product is made. This results in better aesthetics, durability and fit. In addition, it allows for very accurate treatment planning to make someone his/her perfect smile and see that smile on the computer screen before it is even started. Other benefits include having a non-degrading digital record of someone’s dentition that can be compared to previous records over the years to check for things like wear and recession. In addition, if, heaven forbid, the patient ever sustains dental trauma, his/her smile can be restored exactly or close to exactly what it used to be.
– Dr. Eric Batterton
Visit Dr. Eric Batterton for fast and more comfortable digital treatment with the industry’s state-of-the-art equipment.
*ADA Study: Evaluation of the Accuracy of Six Intraoral Scanning Devices: An in-vitro Investigation
**Gagging and its associations with dental care-related fear, fear of pain and beliefs about treatment – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24789238
***Patient-centered outcomes comparing digital and conventional implant impression procedures: a randomized crossover trial. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25864771
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