3 Shape – 3D Scanner
3D scanners are used to create digital dental impressions through a much less invasive process than traditional dental impressions—that require mold trays and impression material (alginate) to sit in your mouth. We use the 3 Shape 3D scanner when creating impressions for Invisalign or Dental Crowns, to ensure the highest possible accuracy.
How do 3D Scanners work?
The scanner projects a light source onto the area of your teeth to be scanned. Images of the scanned teeth are captured by imaging sensors and are processed by scanning software, that produces a 3D surface model of your teeth.
What are the benefits of using 3D Scanners?
- Patient Comfort—Creation of digital impressions is significantly more comfortable for the patient; no more goopy impressions!
- Improved Accuracy—Digital impressions provide more detail and increased accuracy compared to traditional impressions
- Time Efficient—Digital impressions require less time than traditional impressions
- No Wait Time—Resulting dental impressions are available the moment they are captured