What are Digital Scanners?

Digital scanners are a modern alternative to traditional dental impressions. Instead of using messy impression materials to create an impression of your teeth, a digital scanner uses a small wand to capture a precise 3D image of your teeth and gums. This digital image can be used to create custom dental restorations or orthodontic appliances, such as crowns, bridges, and Invisalign aligners.

Why would Digital Scanners be needed?

Digital scanners offer several advantages over traditional dental impressions. They are faster, more accurate, and more comfortable for patients. With digital scanners, there is no need for messy impression materials that can cause gagging or discomfort. The digital images can also be easily stored and shared with other dental professionals, making it easier to coordinate treatment between specialists.

Who would be a candidate for Digital Scanners?

Digital scanners can be used for a wide range of dental procedures, including restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics. Patients who need dental crowns, bridges, or veneers may benefit from digital scanners, as well as those undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners.

What happens during the Digital Scanning procedure?

During a digital scanners procedure, a small wand is used to capture a 3D image of your teeth and gums. The wand is moved around your mouth, capturing images from different angles to create a complete digital impression. The process is quick and comfortable, and there is no need for messy impression materials. Once the digital impression is complete, it can be used to create custom restorations or orthodontic appliances.

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