Digital Impressions|Scanners

Align Technology Inc.
Biomet 3I
Carestream Dental
Cmp Industries, Llc
Cynoprod Canada Inc.
Densys Ltd.
Dental Wings Inc.
Dentsply Sirona
Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM
E4D Technologies
Great Lakes Ortho
Jensen Industries, INC.
Nobel Biocare
Ormco Corporation
Remedent USA
Straumann Usa Llc
Sun Dental Laboratories Llc
Vision Usa
Vita North America
Contrast Medium Required
Scanner Type
Intraoral Scanner
CAD and CAM Systems Available
Open Architecture
Open STL
PlanScan and Other Open Systems
Possible Restorations

Digital Impressions|Scanners CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

Digital impressions and the 3D models they create simplify the dental impression process while increasing accuracy and detail, decreasing procedure time, eliminating the patient discomfort associated with impression materials and enabling digital integration with laboratories and chairside units. Optical digital impression scanners use blue LED light and require a contrasting medium or powder, while those that employ laser technology scan, measure and acquire the image without the need for powder.

Using digital impression systems, captured scans can be sent directly to the lab or to a chairside system. Among the systems intended for chairside use are model-only systems and those that include milling units, enabling same-day fabrications.

The two types of modeling systems are a rapid prototyping technology known as stereolithography (SLA), and milling, in which models are produced using a pre-cured urethane block. Among the scanners available is a chairside unit that employs a video-type format and blue LED scanning system, which requires powder. The SLA model produced by the scanner’s downloaded data enables fabrication of any type of restoration. An optically assisted laser scanner, which requires no powder, produces real-time imaging, allowing the practitioner to view the model being built while proceeding through the scanning process.

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Planmeca PlanScan

Planmeca PlanScan

E4D Technologies

Planmeca PlanScan is the first dental unit integrated intraoral scanner for digital 3D impressions. This high-performance intraoral scanning solution can also be connected to the clinician's laptop.

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