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How long does a dental impression take?
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: A few minutes
New technology allows us to record impression without trays and the gooey material.
...No gagging. Cameras record the teeth and are used to mill a solid model. You can also make porcelain crowns, veneers and onlays directly from. The images of the prepared teeth. A new era is here for dentistry. Can even make invisalign aligners without conventional, impressions.

In brief: A few minutes
New technology allows us to record impression without trays and the gooey material.
...No gagging. Cameras record the teeth and are used to mill a solid model. You can also make porcelain crowns, veneers and onlays directly from. The images of the prepared teeth. A new era is here for dentistry. Can even make invisalign aligners without conventional, impressions.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Less than 10
Depending upon the type of impression materials that are used for a particular situation, the time required is typically from 4-10 minutes.
If you are concerned about gagging, you may be surprised to find that with experienced and skilled operators you will not have a problem.

In brief: Less than 10
Depending upon the type of impression materials that are used for a particular situation, the time required is typically from 4-10 minutes.
If you are concerned about gagging, you may be surprised to find that with experienced and skilled operators you will not have a problem.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Ira Biderman
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on what is u
It depends what is used, differnt materials take differnt times.

In brief: Depends on what is u
It depends what is used, differnt materials take differnt times.
Dr. Ira Biderman
Dr. Ira Biderman
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Dr. Pablo Cuevas
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Depends
Depends on why it is being taken.
Diagnostic impressions are generally made with alginate set times vary 1-2 minutes. More definitive restorations are made with silicone and rubbery material set times can vary from 3 to 10 minutes. Generally more accurate materials take longer to set.

In brief: Depends
Depends on why it is being taken.
Diagnostic impressions are generally made with alginate set times vary 1-2 minutes. More definitive restorations are made with silicone and rubbery material set times can vary from 3 to 10 minutes. Generally more accurate materials take longer to set.
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
In brief: 2-5 minutes
Depends on the set rate of the impression material.

In brief: 2-5 minutes
Depends on the set rate of the impression material.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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