The conventional implant method involves the impression-transfer technique which uses a transfer bar/cap placed into the silicon impression to determine the position of the implants. Due to multiple transfers and model casting throughout the process, there occurs a probability of inaccuracies and precision errors in conventional impressions.
The new digital impression-taking with the Intraoral Scanning System is not just proven to be accurate but ensures a versatile integration of the scanned data in more clinical scenarios than conventional methods. Digital impression undeniably offers numerous benefits with convenience for clinical implant restorations and is considered a new trend in prosthodontics.
The intraoral scanner quickly and accurately catches the 3D virtual models and skips over the error-prone transfer process, model disinfection, packaging, and mailing process – thereby saving materials and time. It offers endless benefits – real-time visualization, easy and selective repeatability, clean impressions, affordable material use, archivability, just to name a few. For better understanding, we will share a step-by-step guide of implant restoration scanned in real-time by the Intraoral Scanner Aoralscan 3 from SHINING3D.
Remove healing abutment before scanning and start to scan the upper arch. The gingival emergence profile scan would be complete then.
Dig the hole for the subsequent scan of scan-body.
Insert scan-body and start to scan directly in patient’s mouth.
Scan the opposite arch.
Scan bite. The upper arch and lower arch will be matched automatically.
Import the scanned data into EXOCAD for design purposes. Afterward, export the STL of restoration for milling.
Try the restoration in the patient’s mouth and finish implant cementation.