Digital scanners are the latest trend in modern dentistry. This cutting-edge technology allows dentists to create a virtual, computer-generated impression of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth using lasers and optical scanning devices.
Unlike stone impressions, digital impressions will not chip or break. The digital data has very crisp, sharp details and a better surface finish. The stored digital data can be magnified as required and modified for laboratory work. The process of sending digital impressions to the dental laboratory is also faster and seamless, allowing lab work to be completed more quickly and efficiently as compared to conventional methods.
The most significant advantage of digital impressions is that they are much more comfortable for patients as compared to the conventional alginate impressions. Furthermore, the highly accurate images contribute to better restorations that are fabricated more easily and quickly. The precision of digital measurements greatly improves the quality of dental work.