Hooray!!! Our 3D scanner has arrived. Last week Pat from Ivoclar delivered to us our scanner and laptop loaded with all the fabulous software to go with this system. He patiently spent the day training the team to begin using this remarkable technology. I have since had three very patient and willing gentlemen let me practice my hopefully rapidly developing skills using the scanner instead of taking impressions. The support team at Ivoclar Dental are superb. The moment things aren’t going quite to plan I can call them and they answer immediately and guide me through.
Towards the end of this week we’ll be placing some of the crown and bridgework produced from these scanned images. I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂
Bruce, our first 3shape Trios scanned patient! 19/11/2017 We have in fact fitted Bruce’s restoration. I am very, very pleased. It required no adjustment at all. The margins were as good as anything produced with conventional impression techniques, the bite was perfect as were the contacts with the adjacent teeth. All credit to my technician David from Oral Art Laboratory but fact is we gave him accurate information to work with. I’d be happy to have this in my own mouth.
For those of you who are interested in knowing more about this technology and it’s applications see the links below.