Impressions have traditionally involved making a mold of your teeth using trays filled with a soft, messy, and often bad-tasting material that would harden around the patient's teeth and gums, creating a precise model that the doctors and the lab then use to plan treatment and create final restorations. In addition to being much more comfortable for the patient, using the scanner allows us to be more efficient and accurate, which can result in a reduced number of visits to the office, saving the patient time.
The TRIOS® 3Shape Digital Scanner takes digital impressions and matches tooth shades with more efficiency and efficacy than traditional methods for creating impressions. Taking accurate impressions of a patient's teeth is a significant part of many dental and orthodontic procedures. This technology creates high-definition photos, which are sent together with the digital impression and optimized scans to the lab for improved accuracy.