Digital Impressions Gold Coast

Digital impressions are an amazing alternative to traditional dental impression techniques. Impressions are required for a range of dental devices like mouthguards, dentures, or retainers. Our digital impression techniques offer better comfort to the patient and a quicker turnaround, making it a much more pleasant experience.

What are digital impressions?

Digital impressions are the alternative to traditional dental impressions. It’s where we use technology such as lasers and optical scanning devices to create a digital image of your mouth. The result is a computer generated, digital replica of the hard and soft tissues in your mouth.

What digital impressions are used for:

We use these digital impressions of your mouth to create mouthguards, teeth whitening trays, retainers, those kinds of custom dental devices.

  • Mouthguards
  • Teeth whitening trays
  • Retainers
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Veneers
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants

What benefits do digital impressions offer you?

Digital impressions are a much less intrusive and much more comfortable alternative to traditional dental impressions. If you’re one of the many patients who can’t stand the traditional alginate impression material sitting in your mouth — you’ll find digital impressions much more pleasant.

This is a much quicker and smoother process for both our dentists and you, the patient. It also means we can have these digital impressions sent off to create your new dental device sooner as it doesn’t require the traditional posting time.

Another benefit of digital impressions is receiving real-time, accurate feedback. It means we can act on any necessary repairs or adjustments immediately, rather than patients needing to visit a second time for an amendment.

How long do digital impressions take?

Taking a digital impression of prepared teeth takes just a minute and a half, with the impression of the teeth in the opposite arch taking just 45 seconds, approximately.

Meet Your Local Arundel Dentist

Book your next appointment today by calling us, or through our online booking system.

Call (07) 5563 3133.

Alex Richmond

Oral Health Therapist

Alex was born and raised in Brisbane and permanently relocated to the Gold Coast in 2012. Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then she worked as an Oral Health Therapist in both general and orthodontic practices, before joining the Be Dental team in January 2015.

Alex aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. Alex is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children up to seventeen years of age.

When Alex isn’t at work, you’ll probably find her watching AFL or at the Gabba barracking for her beloved Brisbane Lions! Her other interests include craft and attempting to find the joy of cooking.

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Dr Chris Waters

BDSc Hons Class 1 2002 U.Q Master of Clinical Dentistry (Dental Implants) 2013, Griffith University
ASID Level 4 Accreditation
Member of ICOI, ADA

Dr Chris Waters graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with first class honours. Since then, he has been constantly attending professional development courses and has also obtained his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants from Griffith University in 2013.

He has now had 15 years experience in private practice in the one location at Arundel.
This has allowed him to learn exactly what treatments work and what doesn’t when it comes to teeth. Experience, confidence, clear communication and clinical excellence means that Dr Waters will stand by his treatments and guarantee you get what you pay for.

He prides himself on being an ethical decision maker and an honest, caring person.
Chris is married to his wife Kelly, and together they have 2 small children and one large Rottweiler which keep him very busy in the “down” times. When he is not at work, he is usually running, or fishing and sometimes still surfing if he is lucky.

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Dr Stuart Craig

Principal Dentist
Member of Australian Dental Association

Dr Stuart Craig grew up in central Queensland and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery studies 2013 as part of the inaugural graduation class from James Cook University in Cairns.  After moving back from home to Rockhampton for a year and then spending a few years in Townsville he and his wife Susan moved to the Gold Coast in 2016.

Stuart has 7 years experience as a Dentist and completed countless hours of professional development including Invisalign, relative analgesia sedation and completing 12 month residency with renowned specialist prosthodontist Dr Tony Rotondo in 2015.

Stuart is passionate for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on his understanding and clinical care for patients concerns. It is very important to Stuart’s philosophy to have a long lasting relationship with his patients.

Outside dentistry Stuart can be found most weekends on the Golf course or tending to his garden and enjoying the best of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

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