Thanks to Trios 3Shape intraoral scanning and imaging technology, we can capture a digital “impression” of your tooth (or entire smile) in one easy step. It’s comfortable, convenient, and provides extreme accuracy that surpasses that of conventional impressions. This avoids the process of having gooey dental impressions that often cause the patient’s gag reflex to act up.
The small, handheld Trios imaging wand scans each curve and cusp inside of your mouth, transferring that data directly into the 3Shape computer program. From there, we can view a digital replica of your smile to discuss treatments, plan restorations, or even talk about what’s possible with a smile makeover.
Preview a Smile Makeover
What would your teeth look like if they were whiter? Wider? More even?
Traditional smile makeover consultations often rely on what’s called a “wax up” made by a lab technician to get a look and feel for what’s possible with custom veneers or crowns.
But with 3Shape, a few clicks of the mouse are all that it takes. Like a physical model, the 3Shape imaging allows you to view all sides of your bite, rotating it within the software program. We can adjust different characteristics of your teeth so that you can see the changes on a screen, during your examination or consultation. From there, you can make an informed choice about the best way to boost your smile’s appearance.
Map Out an Orthodontic Plan
3Shape is developing ways for patients to preview what their teeth would look like during and after orthodontic treatment. It uses the same technology that’s used for creating alignment systems such as Invisalign and ClearCorrect. See the process before you even start treatment to get an idea of the duration and aesthetic goals that are possible.
Plan Dental Implant Surgery
Being able to capture 3-dimensional imaging of your bone makes it possible to create an accurate surgical guide for your dental implant placement. 3Smile is compatible with CT imaging to extend virtual modeling into the jaw, not just the teeth. Not only does this mean a more efficient procedure, but it also reduces your healing and recovery time.
Electronically Transport Models to Labs or In-House Milling Machines
CAD/CAM technology makes it possible to use Trios 3Shape to virtually mill your new dental crown or lab-made filling for a precise and accurate fit. Instead of having to transport models to a 3rd party lab and risk warping or damage, 3Shape allows us to digitally transfer the model for a precise fit. Or, we can mill the crown, bridge, or other restoration right here in our office for same-day treatment.
3Shape eliminates the possibility of human error or damaged materials, giving you a perfectly fitting restoration each and every time.
Experience the 3Shape Difference for Yourself
The next time you’re considering a particular treatment or want to discuss enhancing the appearance of your teeth, ask for a 3Shape smile preview.
Capturing your virtual impression is simple and only takes a few moments. As we scan the sides of each tooth throughout your mouth, you just sit back and relax. There are no large trays, gooey materials, or claustrophobic sensations to worry about. It’s just like having pictures taken of your teeth!
Once it’s finished, you’ll be able to sit down next to our team to co-plan and co-diagnose the findings on your impressions. If a picture speaks louder than a thousand words, what does a 3D 3Shape image do? You’ll be able to see all of the information necessary to make a smart choice about your smile’s future!