At Brighton Dental in San Diego, we’re excited to be using the Carestream CS 3500 intraoral scanner to help us increase the accuracy of crowns and fillings and provide our clients with a simpler and quicker experience involving fewer hassles and less discomfort than ever before.
And those messy and time-consuming impressions involving a mouth full of goo, plaster or powder may just be gone for good at practices like ours that take advantage of this modern 3D scanning technology.
Getting To Know Our 3D Scanner
If you haven’t had the pleasure of having an impression made with the Brighton Dental 3D scanner yet, you may be wondering exactly what it is. The CS 3500 scanner is a small, lightweight device – no cumbersome cart full of technology is needed – that can do high-angle scanning up to 45 degrees and up to a depth of 16 millimeters. A light on the scanner shows us where we’re scanning for complete accuracy, so we can focus on you and your mouth instead of on a computer monitor.
Additionally, we can use our 3D scanner along with other kinds of impressions. By scanning impressions made in the traditional way, we can then generate a three-dimensional model that makes milling restorations like crowns easier and quicker than in the past. In many ways, old technology and this new technology are joining forces to provide you the best of both worlds while simplifying our tasks for us as well.
Each piece of time-saving and labor-saving technology that we introduce to our practice means more time to spend with you, dealing with your needs rather than serving the needs of cumbersome technology. And that means you get better patient care.
More Detail About Intraoral Scanning
If you like to know all the details about the devices used in your dental care, we’re happy to share them with you. We’re proud of the CS 3500 intraoral scanner used here at your San Diego dentist, and we’re pleased to tell you more.
The scanner is a small device that we can plug into any desktop computer or laptop through a USB port. That means we can move it wherever we want, so there’s no cart or tray of tools and technology as there sometimes is. That also means that our right-handed staff and our left-handed staff can use this device with equal ease, making the process smoother and more accurate for you. We see a green light when we’re scanning correctly and a red light if we move too fast or make an error. If we make a small mistake, we can back up and re-scan an area right away.
What we get is a full-color image in which we can see the difference between enamel, dentin and surrounding tissue, and that helps us a lot when we need to work below the gum line. We can zoom in to see precise details and even take high-res photos so our lab techs can see exactly what needs to be done without question.
So here’s the best part: a full impression can be completed in less than 2 minutes – with no goo, powder or plaster when we can use the 3D scanner alone. And Dr. Paige Woods is an expert in using this technology to its best advantage for clients like you. It’s among the reasons people who choose Brighton Dental in San Diego and Dr. Paige Woods trust her and the Brighton team with their dental and overall health.
To learn more about 3D scanning at our San Diego dental office, visit the 3D Scanning page of this website.