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Because You Only Get One Chance…8 Resources for Digital Dental Impressions

February 23rd, 2009 · No Comments


Ask the average Joe about what he hates about dental visits. Top few responses would likely be needles, drills, pain, and taking impressions.  Dental technology has come so far, so fast… with TENS, topical numbing, The Wand, STA, and Comfort Control Syringe, you can offer your patients alternatives to needles. Lasers, air abrasion, and less hyperactive electric drills (reduced vibration and heat) provide a more comfortable experience for the dental patient, as well. Pain is manageable with drugs, of course. And dental impressions are a necessary evil.

Digital dental impressions are relatively new. However, there’s no lack of competition. If you’re considering a digital impression system to improve patient comfort and clinical accuracy, as well as lab communication, you must see these 8 resources before you make up your mind…

1. Lava™ COS by 3M ESPE (3M acquired Brontes Technology)

2. iTero™ by Cadent

                            YouTube video of iTero in action.

3. CEREC® AC by Sirona

                            YouTube video of CEREC AC in action.

4. OrthoPlex

5. directScan by Hint-Els

6. Intraoral Scanner by Densys3D


8. How Fast Will This Be Adopted?

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