The 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner is an advanced new scanning tool that utilizes 3D technology in order to create digital impressions of patient’s teeth. The 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner has redefined the way that dentists and patients view and use dental impressions, to the benefit of both dental practitioners and patients. At Al Mumtaz Dental Center, we use the advanced 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner in order to provide the best and most thorough treatment plans for our patients.
If you’d like to know more about this technology, please read on to find out how the scanner works and why it is beneficial for your dental treatment.
What is the 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner?
First, what exactly is the 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner? It is a unique handheld scanning device that allows a dental practitioner to quickly create a digital impression of your teeth. This digital impression is then uploaded onto the 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner program, where your dental treatment team can access it.
How Does It Work?
The 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner is simple, fast and painless to use. A dental care provider will use the handheld tool to thoroughly scan your teeth in a matter of minutes—and sometimes even less! As a patient, all you have to do is sit in the chair and let the dental care provider use this painless and efficient tool to scan your teeth.
After your teeth are scanned, your dental care provider and team will be able to access the scans using the provided software. This allows them to view your teeth, plan treatments and more.
Benefits of the 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner
At Al Mumtaz Dental Center, we believe in utilizing the best modern technology that will help us provide our patients with the highest quality care possible. The 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner has many benefits both for us as dental care providers and for you, the patient. Let us take a closer look at some of these key benefits now.
Quick delivery. As the digital scans are closest replica of your teeth and surrounding structures it makes easier for the Invisalign and other aligners to quickly deliver your appliances.
Easier communication. As a patient, you will be able to see a display of your teeth mere minutes or seconds after the scan is completed. This scan will allow your dental care provider to explain the condition of your teeth while you see a clear digital impression to help you better understand your health and the treatment plan being designed by your care team.
Digital precision. Physical impressions are not always perfect, which is why you’ve likely had to have crowns and other devices made using physical impressions fixed after they’ve been made. With a digital impression created through the precise, digital scan from the 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner, the measurements are as exact as possible which significantly reduces the need to remake crowns or dentures.
Comfort. Anyone who has had to endure the procedure for receiving a physical impression knows that it’s time-consuming, frustrating—and tastes awful, too. A digital scan takes minutes, is incredibly comfortable, and does not require any unpleasant tasting materials.