5 Ways Digital Dental Impressions can Transform your Practice

5 Ways Digital Dental Impressions can Transform your Practice image

Digital dental impressions can improve your overall treatment outcomes and increase the efficiency of your practice’s workflows.  

Digital technology is revolutionising the dental profession in Australia. An intraoral dental scanner, for example, enables dental practices to shift from traditional physical impressions to digital impressions. 

This comes with some important benefits. Digital dental impression advantages include enhanced accuracy, aesthetic predictability, and better patient communication. The result is better treatment outcomes, improved workflow efficiencies, and increased cost effectiveness. 

But a digital dental impression benefits not only the practice, but the patient too. Digital impressions improve patient comfort, significantly reduce the need for inconvenient remakes, and give patients more insight into the proposed treatment. 

Here are five digital dental impression benefits and how they could transform your practice: 

1. Better treatment outcomes

Using a dental scanner can help dentists deliver better treatment outcomes. Digital scans are the backbone of digital dentistry. Dentists can visualise and manipulate digital models to provide more accurate, individualised treatment plans with a high degree of aesthetic predictability. 

2. Superior patient experience

Better treatment outcomes obviously help to improve patient satisfaction. However, digital impressions can also help dentists deliver superior patient experiences. They can contribute to a more positive and patient-centred dental experience, which fosters patient satisfaction and improves their experience at your practice. 

3. Improved workflow efficiency

Digital impressions enable a more streamlined workflow in dental practices. Scanned impressions can be instantly shared electronically with dental labs or specialists, and can be analysed and digitally stored for fast and easy reference. This not only leads to shorter appointment times, but also helps to reduce turnaround times for restoration design and manufacture.   

4. Superior cost effectiveness

There are several ways dental practices can reduce costs by replacing traditional physical impressions with digital impressions. While dentists will need to account for the initial up-front investment in an intraoral scanner, the ongoing cost savings made on eliminating consumables, reducing costs associated with remakes, and reducing time spent on taking impressions can all result in significant cost savings over time. 

5. Minimal barriers to entry

While you’ll need to invest in an intraoral scanner to transition to digital impressions, the barriers to entry are typically minimal. Setup and training is usually quite straightforward, and the scanning software is designed to be as user-friendly as possible. 

Want to learn more about digital impressions and find the right intraoral scanner for your practice?
Read our Ultimate Guide to Digital Dentistry and our intraoral scanner comparison. 

Want to find out more about how Avant can support your transition to digital dentistry?
Please email contact@avantdental.com.au or phone 1800 287 336

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