Dental technology improves by leaps and bounds every year, making modern dentistry an exciting field. In April 2021, the Medit i700 changed how the dental community views intraoral scanners.
Thanks to this device, 3D dental images are now quicker, more comfortable, and more accurate. The secret to the success of this machine is its accompanying software. Today, most companies can create a viable 3D scanner, but perfecting the software to interpret the scans is challenging.
Benefits of 3D Dental Scanners
Many patients put their dental health on the back burner, ignoring teeth and gum issues until their tooth decay and pain become problematic.
With conventional dental services, this approach is understandable. Not everyone can set aside the time for several visits to their dentist. Some dental care procedures also have a reputation for being uncomfortable, and not everyone can overcome their fear.
These are issues that health service professionals work hard to overcome. The Medit i700 is just one example of how technology can improve patients’ experience.
What Does the Medit i700 Do?
In simple terms, it scans the patient’s mouth and creates a lifelike 3D picture of the teeth and gums. The machine carefully measures each plane of every surface to create a faithful rendering.
Before intraoral scanning, patients bit down on a putty-like substance so dentists could take impressions of their teeth. It was less accurate, more uncomfortable for the patient, and took a long time.
Today it takes less than a minute to scan the entire dental arch without messy putty. Dentists can use these images to make same-day crowns with CEREC and other dental devices.
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