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Intraoral Scanner

Intraoral Scanner at London Smile Care

What is an Intraoral Scanner?

An intraoral scanner (IOS) is a handheld camera-like device that replace the old-type trays and material used to create teeth models. This IO scanner creates digital impression data of the teeth and gums that can be seen instantly on the computer screen. The resulting 3D digital model can be used to study the patient case and to create real life models and restorations.

How do Intraoral Scanners work?

In the beginning, dentists will insert the scanning wand into the patient’s mouth and gently move it over the surface area of the teeth. The wand automatically captures the size and shape of each tooth. It only takes a minute or two to scan, and the system will be able to produce a detailed digital impression. (For example, Launca DL206 intraoral scanner takes less than 40 seconds to complete a full arch scan). The dentist can view the real-time images on the computer, which can be magnified and manipulated to enhance details. The data will be transmitted to labs to fabricate any needed appliances. With this instant feedback, the whole process will be more efficient, saving time and allowing dentists to diagnose more patients.

What are the advantages of Intraoral Scan IOS?

Better Patient Experience

There will be no more complaints about the taste or smell of alginate or silicones that are so annoying for patients (adults and children). The IOS produce more comfortable method to record teeth and gum impression. Patients do not have to endure the inconveniences and discomfort of traditional impressions. It is less likely to induce gag response.


Increased Accuracy

ISO record the exact position and shape of the teeth. This will provide the enable the dental team better assessment of patient’s case and to produce better restorations like crowns or dentures. The software is always evolving for better outcome.


Time-saving and fast results

The IOS take about 2-3 minutes. The scan result is produced instantly, it can also be emailed digitally to the dental laboratory or to other members of the dental team. The dental tam can have better communications experience delivering the best to patients, if a defect is noted it can be corrected instantly.


Patient Education

The recorded scan can be used to diagnose dental diseases by providing a magnified, high-resolution image and share it digitally with the patients. This can also allow to demonstrate and educate patients about own case.


Environmentally Friendly

There is no need to use plaster to create models and no problem with storage as all data is created and stored digitally. Such data can always be accessed when needed and less risk to losing such record. There is no need for shipping cost or for labour to move items from one place to another.

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