Intra Oral Scanner
Impressions are a critical part of the fabrication in making a surgical guide for the dental implant process. There are lots of key factors when taking traditional impressions that make it less accurate not to mention very uncomfortable for the patient. With the Intra Oral Scanner we can accomplish an accurate digital image of the contours and shape of the teeth in a timelier manner than traditional impressions.
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is used to achieve a three dimensional (3-D) images of your jaw bone and nerve pathways in a single scan. This scan is taken to prepare for a proper position of implant placement avoiding complications such as nerve damage.
Another way to perform a guided implant surgery is with an esthetic surgical guide. (This is printed in office through a 3D printer.) After an impression is taken with the intra oral scanner combined with a CBCT scan the images are then uploaded to the software that creates a design for the surgical guide. After planning in the software we send the file to the 3D printer which will make custom surgical guide.