Preventative and implant dentistry has gone further than ever with the invention of the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner. This innovation provides a way for Dr. Kawveh Nofallah of Lakeland, Florida to get the best quality dental impressions ever with significantly less patient discomfort. If you’ve been wondering about what is the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner and the benefits, our dental team at Dr. Kawveh Nofallah are here to help.
What is a 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner?
The 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner is a digital tool used by both dentists and periodontists. The handheld scanner is completely wireless and has the capacity to send images of your teeth and gums within seconds. The goal of the inventors of the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner is to have dentists move away from outdated methods. According to the company, “Dentists are still using traditional dental impression trays and materials because that is what they’ve been taught to do. It’s what they’re used to and they might be resistant to change or reluctant to part with hard-earned money. They accept that patients might find them unpleasant, that the impressions might be inaccurate thanks to mistakes causing drags and deformities, or even get damaged in transit, and that they might get a poor outcome as a result.” With the technology included in the scanner, getting impressions becomes a more hygienic and safer process.
Impressions with a 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner
Getting traditional impressions is not always a comfortable process for dentistry patients. However, impressions are needed as a way to perform certain types of dental work. One Common reason a dentist would order impressions is if teeth are chipped or broken. The traditional method requires the patient to sit for 15 minutes while biting down on a tray filled with a thick clay-like substance. Once the impression is complete, then the dentist orders bridges or dentures to replace the damaged or missing teeth.
Instead of using powder or liquid to get impressions of the teeth, the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner scans the teeth is seconds. Accurate digital impressions are provided instantly without the need for retakes. As the scanner moves over the teeth and gums, each impression is sent wireless to the software program. The program pulls together each image to generate a 3-D model of the teeth. The 3-D model is not only useful for the dentist, but it also helps the patient better understand his or her current dental health. Dentists choose the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner for treatments such as dentures, crowns, and abutments.
Benefits of the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner
When you choose a dentist that uses a 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner, you can rest assured your appointment will be quicker and free of any type of discomfort. Instead of waiting 15 minutes or longer for impressions to be completed, impressions with the scanner take about 5 minutes.
Accurate Digital Images
Most importantly, the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner captures accurate images immediately to confirm dental work is properly fitted. According to the manufacturer, 18 different independent studies has demonstrated that the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner has a higher level of accuracy than traditional impressions. Teeth are digitally measured and recreated to eliminate the need for remakes. All impressions are transmitted in high-definition to produce crystal-clear images. Colors look natural and help better with shade matching to natural teeth. Your dentist will give you a look at all of these images to provide you with a better understanding of his or her treatment plans. With this option, you’ll find improved communication between you and your dental provider. Not only will the dentist explain treatment plans, but can also help you visualize through the digital images generated by the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner.
Since its release, the scanner has continuously improved to provide even higher accuracy. The latest technology utilizes artificial intelligence to remove soft tissue that can be blocking digital impressions. Dental providers are also able to record individual patient movements to highlight different contact points on the teeth.
All records are saved digitally when using the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner. This is highly convenient for fast and easy sharing between dental providers. Also, the digital files are perfect to limit storage space. Providers are required to keep records for a minimum of 10 years. Digital scans can be uploaded to the cloud and kept on file indefinitely.
Software included with the 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner is an integral part of preventative dental care. With each scan uploaded into the database, providers can easily track changes in the patient’s teeth and gums between visits.
Dr. Kawveh Nofallah is excited to enhance the care of all current and future patients of his Lakeland, Florida practice. The 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner is just another benefit offered to patients of our dentistry office. Contact us today to learn more about our dental services and schedule an appointment. We provide general dentistry, preventative dentistry, and implant dentistry.
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