[SPONSORED] What you need to know about intraoral scanning
A more in-depth look at intraoral scanner technologies.
There are two main scanning technologies utilized in digital scanning systems today: laser scanning and video scanning.
Though you don’t need to be a Ph.D. in the subject, it is important for oral care professionals to understand the basics behind each technology in order to make the best possible decision on a system for the practice.
At their core, what are these technologies really doing? They’re capturing the oral anatomy. In order to do that, it is first necessary to apply a pattern to the tooth so the scanner can trace its contours. There are two main ways to apply these patterns:
- Laser scanning: Pattern comes from a laser beam projected on the tooth surface
- Video scanning: Pattern is applied with a light coating of scanning spray
Maybe you’re asking yourself, “What difference does the technology make anyway? Aren’t both still capturing a digital impression?”
Let’s examine three important ways that a single difference in technology can have in making all the difference with your intraoral scanning experience!
Click through the slides to learn more about intraoral scanners.