3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner® in Edmonton

Clearwater Dental Clinic in Edmonton makes use of 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner® for intra-oral scanning. While also using the ITERO Intra Oral Scanner® Element 5D Model.

An iTERO® scan helps us design and construct bridges, Invisalign® aligners and more, during cosmetic dental procedures. For many years, the gold standard in dental impressions has been analog impressions. Analog impressions were done by hand using PVS material which was placed into a tray and then pressed over the teeth one arch at a time. Although dealing with PVS putty was messy and often caused patients discomfort, this method of taking impressions was preferred to early iterations of digital scanners because they were more reliable.

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Digital technology has come a long way from its early models. So much, in fact, that it now surpasses analog technology in efficiency and effectiveness. These days, lab technicians will tell you that the potential for error of an analog impression is much higher than in its digital form.

We are proud to announce the availability of the 3Shape Trios® at our clinic! This intraoral scanner virtually eliminates inaccuracies and takes under five minutes to form a full 3D impression of your dental arches. With the 3Shape Trios®, your dentist can track changes in the mouth such as gum recession, bruxism and even provide a visual representation of the alignment that is possible for your mouth with orthodontic therapy such as standard braces or Invisalign®.

If you have questions about this or other services offered by our general dentists, contact our office today.


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