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Scanning Systems, Laser/Light, Dental Impression

Definition : Scanning systems designed to capture three-dimensional (3-D) in-vivo images of the topographical features of teeth using a combination of a focused point (i.e., confocal) laser and light scanning systems. These systems typically consist of a handheld wand that is displaced along the dental arches to scan and capture images from the teeth, a central unit that process the data and 3-D images, and a monitor that displays the video images in real time. The systems simultaneously record the digital data corresponding to the images as a digital dental impression using dedicated software. Once the digital impression is assessed, it is sent electronically to a dental laboratory for conventional prosthesis manufacturing or to a computer-aided manufacturing milling machine for automated manufacturing of the model of an appropriate prosthesis. The digital information may be used also to manufacture orthodontic devices.

Entry Terms : "Dental Prostheses CAD/CAM System Software" , "Dental Impression Confocal Scanning Systems" , "Dental Impression Laser/Light Scanning Systems" , "Scanning Systems, Laser/Light, Dental"

UMDC code : 27081

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