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Digital vs. Traditional Impressions

Hear what these doctors are saying about the digital restoration process.

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See Why the Future of Restorations Is Digital

The digital process is a cost-efficient, patient-friendly alternative to the messy and time-consuming traditional impression process. Read through the impression process below and see why the digital process promotes satisfied customers and reduces waste. 

  • Traditional: An expensive, lengthy, messy, & uncomfortable process that both patients and staff highly dislike. Pulls & distortions are sometimes impossible to identify.
  • Digital: Enjoy a faster & cleaner process than traditional impressions. Save money on materials and labor costs. Eliminate the traditional process goop that is despised by nearly every patient. 
  • Traditional: A higher chance for human errors means more time spent in the chair, more money spent on materials, and unhappy patients. 
  • Digital: A simple and quick process that allows you to evaluate the scan accuracy immediately and take additional scans if needed. 


  • Traditional: These prescriptions waste time and increase chance for errors and remakes.
  • Digital: Immediately eliminate scheduling errors and calls by integrating with lab software.  
  • Traditional: Because the design accuracy depends on the impression, model, and lab scan quality, the chance for remakes and errors increases.
  • Digital: Going directly from an intraoral scan to design dramatically increases the accuracy nearly elimintaing fit issues. 



  • Traditional: Grinding to model increases the chance for human error and remakes. 
  • Digital: A model-free, digital process reduces human error and remakes to 1%.
  • Traditional: Average shipping cost is $15 per model. 
  • Digital: Our model-free crowns always ship for free. 


The Digital Process Eliminates These Steps
  1. Pack and label 
  2. Ship
  3. Receive and unpack 
  4. Transfer and schedule 
  5. Pour model 
  6. Trim die 
  7. Scan model
  8. Fit to model
  9. Ship model 

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