Intraoral scanners (IOS) are devices for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry.
The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand, which digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures.
Through digital software, you'll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen.
The digital file is sent to our chosen dental laboratory where the restoration is designed by the computer software and the information is sent to a milling machine that creates the prosthetic restoration.
The Intraoral Scanner can be used for any restorative treatment including crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, bridges, and implants.
Intraoral scanning is a very comfortable way to treat patients, as scans are quick to perform and do not require using impression materials.
We have invested in an intra oral scanner as we are committed to progressive and comfortable dentistry for our patients.
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