Scan

When the objective is to improve efficiency and increase laboratory productivity without sacrificing accurate results, dental scanners are the technology to rely on for at least two reasons: the rapid return on investment guaranteed by excellent performance and the high precision that eliminates the possibility of error. The scanning phase can be digitized on two fronts: in the dental office, thanks to the acquisition of impressions with the intraoral scanner, or in the dental laboratory with the 3D scanners for scanning plaster models.

Traditional impression taking

Taking dental impressions through the soft paste and metal tray spoon is one of the practices most commonly disliked by patients. The waiting time necessary for the paste to solidify is often lived with anxiety and can cause so much discomfort that it leads him to give up treatment. In addition to this observation, which alone would be enough to evaluate possible alternatives, the traditional impression creates a problem of storage and organization of the warehouse because over time the accumulation becomes difficult to manage, not to mention the time needed to sterilize it, pack it and send it to the laboratory. In addition, the materials used are at risk of breakage and this could cause the entire process to be repeated.

Pro

  • Cost-effective

Against

  • Risk of shrinkage, expansion, presence of air bubbles and impression breakage
  • Longer fabrication times for the prosthetic restoration
  • Feeling of suffocation and anxiety
  • Pharyngeal reflex with nausea and vomiting conates 
Intraoral Scan

The intraoral scanner is one of the most emblematic digital technologies in the evolution of the sector: it is minimally invasive, reduces intervention times and guarantees maximum precision with minimum effort. It's like taking a photo: quick and painless. The use of intraoral scanners to take a digital impression of the dental arches is the first step in the digital smile design process. Sending files instead of plaster models provides the dentist with a significant benefit in terms of performance and time savings. It can be used for: malocclusions, mobile prostheses, cosmetic dentistry. The high level of precision eliminates the need for retouching and saves time in the fabrication of the final prosthetic artifact.

Pro

  • No discomfort for the patient
  • Detection can be paused at any time and resumed without restarting from scratch
  • The possibilities of error are clearly minimized
  • The level of accuracy and precision ensures high quality prosthetic restorations and optimal fit
  • Up to a week of time is saved in the fabrication of the final prosthesis

Against

  • High initial investment
  • A training period is necessary
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