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Wellness Scan

Wellness Scan

As part of our comprehensive dental care, Envision Dental provides wellness scanning for our patients to ensure their teeth and gums are disease free and healthy. We are committed to helping you attain and maintain your best oral health. Advancements in dental technology make it easier to keep your mouth healthy when you practice good oral hygiene and regularly visit the dentist for oral examinations.

Oral health is an essential part of overall health and well-being. Many serious health problems have been linked to oral health issues. Among these are cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory infections, rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy issues. Oral cancer is another concern that can be identified during an annual oral examination.

Wellness scanning is a simple and effective way to map the oral cavity accurately and efficiently. The intraoral scanner uses a wand-like device to capture images of the teeth, gums and soft tissues. In addition to scanning for anomalies in the mouth, it can be used to create digital impressions of the teeth. This replaces the traditional alginate materials used for making impressions. The scanner is far more comfortable and accurate than the old method of placing trays of cold, messy putty in the mouth to make an impression of the teeth and gums. It is also eco-friendly since it is digital and uses no extra materials to get results.

A More Comfortable Experience

Traditionally, the dentist would check your teeth for cavities and other problems using certain dental instruments to feel the tooth surfaces for areas of decay. A mouth mirror was used to see the back of the teeth. While this generally worked well enough, the scanner does a much better job because it can be used to see all areas of the teeth and gums with less discomfort for the patient and much more accuracy. You can also see what the inside of your mouth looks like from the images on the monitor.

Annual wellness scans allow the dentist to show you how things are progressing in your mouth over time. Data collected with the scans can show wear, gum recession, periodontal status, cracks and the condition of fillings over time. Scans also show potential problems with teeth grinding, crowding and other issues. Your dentist can use the scans for treatment planning, implant therapy, clear aligners and other treatments.

Wellness scanning at Envision Dental provides you with a more efficient and accurate oral examination to ensure your oral health is kept at its best. Contact our dental practice today to schedule your appointment.