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International Journal of Computerized Dentistry



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Int J Comput Dent 18 (2015), No. 2     16. June 2015
Int J Comput Dent 18 (2015), No. 2  (16.06.2015)

Open Access Page 101-129, PubMed:26110925, Language: English/German

Intraoral scanning systems - a current overview
Zimmermann, Moritz / Mehl, Albert / Mörmann, Werner H. / Reich, Sven
There is no doubt today about the possibilities and potential of digital impression-taking with the aid of intraoral optical impression systems, and the past few years have seen a considerable increase in the range of optical intraoral scanners available on the market. On the strength of numerous innovations and a wider range of indications in orthodontics and implantology, intraoral scanning systems appear to be a highly promising development for the future. Digital impression- taking with intraoral scanners has already shown itself in some respects to be clearly superior to conventional impression- taking. Particularly worthy of mention is the versatile integration of digital impressions into diagnostic and treatment concepts to provide a customizable healthcare solution for the patient. It remains exciting to look forward to future developments that will allow us to observe digital impression- taking - as with other digital applications already established in everyday life - becoming firmly established in the routine of dentistry and dental technology. This article presents an overview of the benefits and limitations of digital impression-taking using intraoral scanning systems, and includes a summary of all the relevant intraoral scanners available on the market at present.

Keywords: digital impression, intraoral scanning, review