Press Release

Dr. Tartagni Provides Faster, More Comfortable Treatment for his Patients with Digital Dentistry

West Haven, CT — Dr. Tartagni is now making treatment faster and more comfortable for his patients with intraoral scanning and digital dentistry.

Dr. Tartagni 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.

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. Tartagni’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. Tartagni 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.

“The 3Shape Trios scanner has opened a world of possibilities for us when it comes to both planning and treatment. Not only is it more comfortable for patients, but it takes impressions faster and more accurately! This translates to shorter appointments for patients, more precise procedures, and enhanced planning for implants and other tooth replacement options. We are very excited to have this technology at our practice and for the benefits it will bring to all of our patients!”

Visit Dr. Tartagni 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