No-Goop Digital Impressions During Implant Treatment

No-Goop Digital Impressions During Implant Treatment

Q: My husband and I loved your last seminar. You spoke a lot about the digital impressions that are replacing the clay-like “yucky” molds. How is this related to implant work?

A: Thank you for the positive feedback! In my business, most people try to keep as far away as possible. (I thought it was my cologne: Eau de Dental Office.)

Many of today’s modern dental offices, including my own as you mentioned, have tossed out the goopy molds and replaced them with a digital scanner called iTero that takes 3D images of the teeth which are emailed to a special lab that creates robot-milled virtual models. I do all my veneers, inlays, crowns and bridges this way and now…Implants.

After an implant is placed in the bone, a special metal cap called an Encode is attached to the top, protruding above the gum line. We than wave the scanning wand over the Encode and simply email the 3D image to the special lab for fabrication of the abutment (connecting stump) and the final crown or bridge which will be cemented or screwed down to the implant below. No goop, no fuss, no mess!

Editor’s Note: Don’t miss or next FREE seminar: “Teeth for Life XXI” at the Double Tree Hotel on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens Florida on Friday January 28th 2022 at 11:30 AM. All attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Josephs’ latest Book: “Tooth Talk! What Educated Patients Need to Know About 21st Century Dental Treatment” Seating is limited, register today at 561-832-2917 or email us at

A $25 donation will be made by Dr. Josephs on behalf of each attendee to the St. Marys’ Pediatric Oncology Department in West Palm Beach. Last the donation amount reached $2000.

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