DIGITAL SCANNING/IMPRESSIONS (also referred to as a 3D intraoral scanner): Dental impressions are used to create crowns, bridges, dentures, implant restorations, orthodontic aligners and more. Traditional impressions use trays filled with material – but that is a thing of the past since digital Impressions/3D Scanning has arrived at our office in January, 2020.
With a 3D digital scanner, it is literally like waving a magic wand! Using a special wand with a lighted tip, the scanner can take a full impression of your entire mouth in minutes without using trays filled with material. Digital impressions create a 3D model that can be manipulated on the computer.