Digital Denture Scanning
Intra-oral vs. Box Scanning
We recommend starting with an IOS scanner if you want to focus on immediate dentures and partials Dentures. We recommend a box scanner if you are only going to purchase one scanner and want to produce all types of dentures.
Intra-oral scanning (IOS)
Intra-oral scanners are becoming more popular as they avoid the need for impression trays, impression material, stone etc. IOS is also great for immediate dentures with an established bite. IOS also works well when there are mobile teeth which may be extracted with impressions. Any cross-arch distortion is compensated with tissue conditioner.
Not Ideal for Complete Dentures and Implant cases
Box scanners can be used to scan stone / plaster models, bite registrations, bite blocks / triple trays etc. Box scanners are more versatile and have increased cross arch accuracy as less images are stitched together compared to IOS.
Full arch restorations / Implants
Scanning impressions or models
Still requires conventional impression
Spray required for some materials
We recommend MEDIT & 3Shape scanners.
We recommend MEDIT box scanners because of the blue light technology which does not require the use of any spray when scanning reflective objects such as dentures.
We recommend 3Shape and MEDIT IOS (Intra-oral Scanners) due to their great accuracy, support / support groups and ease of use.