The intra-oral scanner now allows to take dental impressions in 3D
For many years, a hardening alginate-based material (polysaccharides obtained from a family of brown algae) has been used in order to make the dental impressions necessary for various dental treatments such as orthodontics and prosthodontics fixed and removable. This paste is introduced into the mouth using an impression tray and then held in place until it hardens, which can sometimes cause the patient to gag and some discomfort.
The digital dental impression has just revolutionized the dental practices that bring this new tool. The intraoral scanner now allows to take dental impressions in 3D. In addition to providing better comfort to the patient, the 3D scanner is fast and very accurate.
How does the 3D scanner work? By means of a nozzle with integrated camera, the user meticulously scans all the areas to be captured. The camera housed in the mouthpiece captures and processes the images received in a few tenths of a second, then converts them into 3D images. The scan will then be transmitted electronically directly to the dental laboratory, which eliminates the wait related to the transit of old physical models.
For the patient, the experience is quick and comfortable; for the operator, it is precise and efficient. It is truly a revolutionary invention for all. Do not hesitate to contact our team to find out more.