Dental Impressions − Montebello, CA

When restoring damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth, we often need to take an impression (or mould) of your teeth. This helps us prepare an accurate restoration that comfortably fits & that matches the aesthetics of your smile.

Getting an impression is fairly straightforward. To expose more of your tooth for the impression, the dentist uses a small retraction cord to move the gums away from it. This is temporary; your gum line returns to its original position once the impression is complete. The final step is to bite into a tray filled with paste to a make a mould of your teeth. This takes a few minutes to set, so be patient!

If you have questions about when or why we might need dental impressions from you, call us today.