The world standard of dentistry obliges clinics to constantly introduce new digital technologies into their work. The priority is focusing on people who want to be treated with the latest methods. Thanks to computer diagnostics, patients can undergo a thorough examination, which allows doctors to present a complete picture of the disease and identify problems at an early stage. Treatment with binoculars allows you to eliminate the smallest defects of the teeth.
One of the demanded innovations in the hands of a dentist is an intraoral scanner. This innovative technique makes it possible to replace the classic impression procedure with digital dental scanning. This makes it possible to obtain highly accurate 3D visualization of the oral cavity online.
Intraoral scanners completely replace impression materials for prosthetics of any complexity: from single crowns to extended orthopedic constructions. Digital scanning of the oral cavity is also used in the field of dental implantation and orthodontic treatment.
Taking digital impressions is a completely non-invasive procedure that significantly increases the comfort of treatment. The convenience of such a non-contact and painless method is obvious. It is especially appreciated by those patients who do not tolerate traditional impression materials.
Intraoral scanning completely eliminates errors when taking conventional impressions. According to the latest estimates, this digital technology increases the accuracy of the plaster model by 5-7 times. The more accurate the impressions are, the better the fit of the prostheses being made will be.
The intraoral scanner allows the dentist to track and immediately correct the defects right during the scanning process. When using impression materials, some imperfections are visible to a specialist only at the stage of casting a plaster model in a laboratory. Sometimes this leads to the need for repeated taking of impressions, which increases the duration of the prosthetics.
The key advantage of digital impressions is that they help the physician on-site to simulate future restorations, involving the patient in the process. The resulting 3D images allow you to coordinate the design, contours and dimensions of the replacement structures, taking into account the individual characteristics of the occlusion.
The use of an intraoral scanner simplifies the interaction between the doctor and the laboratory and speeds up the process of manufacturing orthopedic structures. The digital files are instantly transferred to the dental technician who starts the production of the prosthesis. Thus, the elimination of the step of sending dental impressions and scanning them reduces the waiting time for the patient.
Since an intraoral scanner is a very expensive device, not all dentists have the opportunity to include it in their technical arsenal. Leading clinics, given the undoubted advantages, consider such modernization to be fully justified.