3D Scans Replacing Old-Fashioned Impressions

Swett Dentistry is one of the few offices taking advantage of the newest in technology: 3-D Dental scans to make patients' crowns, bridges, and veneers!

There are many PATIENT ADVANTAGES OF 3D SCANNING- here are a few:

  • COMFORT – No impression material leads to gag-free impressions. Intra-oral scanning speed is improving every year. 3Shape’s Trios 3 can scan a mouth in a couple of minutes.
  • ACCURACY – Greater accuracy leads to a better final product. A product can only be as good as the information going into it.
  • TIME – Digital scanning eliminates the need to take multiple impressions. Greater accuracy means fewer adjustments and fewer appointments. The scan actually gets sent over the internet, so there is no waiting for cases being sent (or lost!) by snail mail.
  • HEALTH – 3D scanners with color create a digital record that can be used for cancer screening or monitoring areas of interest.
  • OVERALL SATISFACTION – Patients receive a better-fitting product faster. As CAD/CAM catches up to intra-oral scanning, we will see even more patient benefits.