The 3D scanner collects data by projecting light sources onto objects such as teeth, dental arches, and implants, and then turns it into a 3D digital file, commonly known as CAD files (Computer-Aided Design). The digital output is then used by the lab technician to create bespoke pieces at the request of a dental surgeon or patient using Additive Manufacturing technologies. At Auburn Dental Center in Bakersfield, CA, we use cutting-edge technology to provide you with the best care available.
What Is a Dental 3d Scanner?
A dental 3D scanner is a fixed machine that scans dental impressions, models, restorations, orthodontics, implant cases, and articulators. It enables the customization and planning of services such as tooth implants, bone grafts, and even root canals. These machines operate using structured light technology, which projects light onto the surface of a dental model, and then cameras take images to capture the deformation of the light lines, allowing the shape of the model to be calculated. It is frequently employed in dentistry laboratories because of the lack of direct interaction with patients.