The 3Shape intraoral digital scanner has quickly become a patient and doctor favorite in our office. So, what exactly is it, and how is it used? An intraoral digital scanner is a small handheld device that looks like a small wand and contains a digital camera on the end of it. Our dentist will hold the device and comfortably move it around the patient's mouth to scan their teeth and gums without prompting the gag reflex. The scanner connects to a computer where instantly, a 3D image of your mouth is created for viewing.
This means no more messy, goopy impressions! The scanner allows us to create a more comfortable experience for our patients and is quicker and more accurate than traditional impression molds.
Digital Scanner Benefits Over Traditional Impressions
- More Comfortable
- Instant Viewing of 3D Visualization
- More Accurate
- Quicker - Faster Appointments
- Greener Technology
By utilizing the 3Shape Trios, we can also track changes in the mouth. These changes could include issues such as teeth grinding, gum recession and alignment changes. If you struggle with gapped teeth, crowding, or any alignment issues, our Orthodontist can manipulate your digital scan to show you what it would look like to have straight teeth! Schedule a complimentary consult with our team and we will provide FREE digital scans to show you simulation of your NEW smile! The 3Shape Trios is an incredible advancement in dentistry and we're proud to be able to offer this technology to our patients.