3D dental scanners

What is a 3D dental scanner?

Dental scanners are small, handheld devices used to capture images of the inside of your mouth. Over 6,000 images are taken per second, which instantly produce a 3D simulation of your teeth and gums.

They’re used to assist various dental treatments, including orthodontics and dental implant placement. Some of the benefits include:

  • Your dentist can track your treatment progress and make modifications if needed
  • The 3D model replaces the need to take impressions of your mouth, making your treatment experience more comfortable
  • You can preview your potential treatment results before confirming your treatment plan
  • Which treatments can be supported by 3D scanners?

    3D digital scanners are most commonly used alongside teeth straightening treatments, dental implant placement, and the provision of crowns and bridges.

    3D scans for teeth straightening

    3D scans allow you to see what your new straighter, smile could look like.

    They allow your dentist or orthodontist to track your treatment progress down to the finest detail

    3D scans for restorative treatments

    Digital scanners can be used alongside restorative treatments such as dental implants, crowns and bridges.

    By creating an accurate model of your mouth, your technician can see the exact position your new tooth or teeth will need to sit in.

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