A digital scan allows a dentist to get the necessary information to create a dental crown. This digital scan creates a kind of map of the patient's teeth on a computer screen. That way, the dentist can view the patient's entire set of teeth on the screen
An intraoral scanner is a handheld device used to directly create digital impression data of the oral cavity. Light source from the scanner is projected onto the scan objects, such as full dental arches, and then a 3D model processed by the scanning software will be displayed in real-time on a touch screen
Dentists capture a series of digital images or videos using an intraoral wand that is inserted into the patient's mouth and moved around the affected area. Digital impression software pieces the images or videos together within seconds and displays the impression image on a chairside screen.
The results are clear: digital dentistry is on its way to becoming the standard. 50% of dentists surveyed already use an intraoral scanner for digital impressions
It is becoming increasingly common for dentists to use digital impressions (computer-generated replicas of tissues within the mouth using optical scanning devices or lasers). With digital technology, it is possible to capture accurate impression data more quickly than it is when using conventional dental impressions.
Digital impressions are easier, faster, and more accurate. Using an imaging system, your oral health professional can scan your teeth and gums to build a complete 3D model of your mouth. Using this precise image, your dentist can then fabricate a dental crown or prosthetic to spec.