What is Intraoral Scanner
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Intraoral Scanner

Intraoral Scanner
Harpenden Dentist - Wayside Dental Practice
14, Oct 2021

Wayside Dental Practice in Harpenden, Hertfordshire is committed to providing the highest quality dentistry possible. This means constant investment in training, staff an dental technology.

This commitment means we can provide the full and comprehensive range of dental treatments, including: general family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, andcomplex dentistry like dental implants, root fillings and periodontics.

Digital dentistry is the future and we have made use of these innovations in many of our treatments.

One of the most important digital devices we use at Wayside Dental is the 3 Shape Inta-oral Scanner.

What is an Intraoral Scanner?

An intra-oral scanner is a handheld wireless device used by dentists to scan a patient’s teeth and gums. It creates an immediate 3D impression of your teeth, gums and dental bite that can be viewed by both dentist and patient on a chairside screen in real time.

What are the benefits of an Intraoral Scanner?

The scans produced are more precise and accurate than conventional impressions so we can provide the best result possible with your dental restoration.

The ability to show patients their own unique dental makeup means everyone receives a highly personal dental consultation. Patients can ask much more specific questions about treatment when they can easily see the position of each individual tooth. This allows our Wayside dentists to ensure all concerns are addressed and the dental treatment plan explained, in detail, to all our patients. The fact that the scan is so detailed and fast means your Harpenden Dentist can spend more time on patient care and service.

Does a 3 Shape Intraoral Scanner cause any pain?

The intraoral scanners we use at Wayside Dental in Harpenden are the very latest light-weight, wireless devices that fit easily in your mouth. We can create a complete 3D scan of your teeth and gums in as little as 2 minutes. It avoids the need for gloopy impression material which is very uncomfortable.

What Dental Treatments at Wayside Dental Practice use the 3 Shape Intraoral Scanner?

We use the scanner for any dental procedure requiring an accurate 3D impression of your teeth and mouth, including:

Ultimately we will use this tool to send your scan to our own milling machine, so your restoration can be made here when that is the best option for you. Watch this space!

To see how your teeth look with a 3 Shape Intaoral scan contact the practice today for an appointment.