San Diego Dentist Completes Restorations Faster With 3M™ True Definition Digital Imaging
Dr. Cathy Santone uses the 3M™ True Definition Scanner to create digital impressions of oral anatomy, improving results for crowns and bridges and giving patients a more comfortable treatment process.
San Diego, CA – Keeping up to date with the latest technology is essential to San Diego dentist Cathy Santone, DDS. Dr. Santone says Encinitas Cosmetic Dentistry is continually integrating innovative equipment and techniques into routine procedures for the comfort of the patient and to increase the quality of the results. The practice’s most recent acquisition, the 3M™ True Definition Scanner, is designed to create a 3-dimensional image of the patient’s mouth, allowing Dr. Santone to perform tooth restorations with greater accuracy than ever before.
In a recent blog post titled “3M™ True Definition: Dental Imaging Tools Updated For Faster Results,” Dr. Santone explains how the 3M™ True Definition Scanner can provide 3D scans used as impressions for Invisalign® or ClearCorrect™ orthodontic treatments, as well as for restorations such as dental crowns and bridges. While manual imprints of the patient’s teeth and gums would need to be physically sent to a lab, the 3M™ True Definition Scanner creates a digital file that can be sent instantaneously. “With recent technological advancements like the 3M™ True Definition Scanner,” says Dr. Santone, “your dental treatment can be more convenient and accurate than ever before!” Digital dental imaging also eliminates the need for the messy materials many dentists traditionally used to take dental impressions, making the experience for the patient much more comfortable and environmentally friendly.
Since crowns and dental bridges rely on the accuracy of the dental impression for a precise fit, Dr. Santone says a more accurate impression leads to a more stable and secure restoration. She notes that using the 3M™ True Definition Scanner minimizes the inaccuracies that can occur with more traditional methods of taking dental impressions and significantly reduces the likelihood of patients needing to return to the office for an adjustment. In a follow-up blog post titled “The Benefits Of Digital Imaging,” Dr. Santone explains how this improved fit can save time and hassle for both the dentist and the patient.
In addition, the use of digital imaging can actually be used to educate patients about the restoration process. According to Dr. Santone, “The 3M™ True Definition Scanner instantly delivers an image of your gums and teeth, allowing you to gain a better understanding of the entire restoration process—and a clearer idea of the beautiful results you can expect from Encinitas Cosmetic Dentistry.” Like all of the technological innovations adopted by the practice, Dr. Santone says the 3M™ True Definition Scanner is intended to create a more transparent, comfortable, and positive experience for the patient.
About Cathy J. Santone, DDS
A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Dr. Cathy Santone serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Affiliate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in San Diego. In addition, she is the committee chairwoman for the AACD Membership Benefits and Recognition Committee and participates in the “Give Back a Smile” program in conjunction with the AACD. Dr. Santone is available for interview upon request.
Encinitas Cosmetic Dentistry
Cathy J. Santone, D.D.S.
895 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024