The digital revolution that is transforming every aspect of our world is also impacting dentistry and medicine in a multitude of ways, from electronic record-keeping and data analysis, to new diagnostic tools, novel prevention methods—and revolutionary treatment options. “The future is wide open,” says Emmott (Guynup, 2016).
Experts say that technological innovation will ultimately improve and broaden access to dental care, allowing for same-day care that translates to fewer office visits—making a healthy smile more affordable; Intraoral Scanner (IOS) is one of those innovations that brought dentistry in a new era.
Intraoral scanners (IOS) are devices for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry. Similar to other three-dimensional (3D) scanners, they project a light source (laser, or more recently, structured light) onto the object to be scanned, in this case the dental arches, including prepared teeth and implant scan bodies (i.e. cylinders screwed on the implants, used for transferring the 3D implant position) (Francesco Mangano, 2017).
The Advantages to CONDOR Digital Impressions
Speed and Accuracy
• No need to size trays or fabricate customs trays.
• Immediate alterations to scan compared to having to redo the impression.
• Instant chair side communication with lab while the patient is in the chair.
• Improved treatment and comfort.
• No risk of gagging or allergic reaction to impression material.
• Patient is engaged in the treatment process through chair side visuals.
• Reduced revisits for remakes of prothesis.
• CONDOR Intraoral scanners are designed ergonomically and lightweight.
• Quick convenient scanning, elevating rebooking of patients for new scans.
• Precision digital measurements improve the quality of your dentistry.
• Improves communication with laboratories.
• Virtual measuring tools help guide you with tooth design.
• Easy access
to digital records stored on file, reducing the physical space needed for
storing and finding stone
• The case can be started immediately upon receiving the scan.
• Same day crowns can be fabricated with in-house milling.
• Digital scans remove the possibilities of voids and bubbles
• If a digital model is inaccurate, scans can immediately be redone chairside.
• Digital scans remove the possibilities of voids and bubbles which minimizes crown seating and adjustments.
• Cost of impression materials and trays are cut down.
- The immediate production of an image improves the clinician’s approach to preparation, faster and more efficient way to become a better clinical dentist by using digital technology
- IOS can be integrated in implant dentistry for guided surgery and in orthodontics for fabricating aligners and custom-made devices.
- IOS are capable of scanning the intraoral soft and hard tissue anatomy to visualize topographic relationships.
- Captured surfaces are displayed three-dimensionally and can be enlarged to view and analyse details.
- Showing and discussing these scans with patients during a diagnostic consultation has great impact on patients, both in terms of understanding of their oral health and motivating them to adopt positive behaviour changes.
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Francesco Mangano, A. G. G. L. a. S. L., 2017. Intraoral scanners in dentistry: a review of the current literature. BMC Oral Health.
Guynup, S., 2016. How Technology is Changing Dentistry. Scientific American.