Intraoral scanners are a relatively new technology that have revolutionized the way dentists take dental impressions. Unlike traditional impression trays and putty, which often require multiple tries to get a good impression, intraoral scanners can produce a perfect impression in a single scan. This is because the scanner captures all of the details of the teeth in three dimensions, whereas traditional methods rely on two-dimensional images.
The benefits of using an intraoral scanner are many. First, they are much more accurate than traditional methods, which means that the resulting dental impression will be more precise. This leads to fewer problems and less need for corrective dental work down the road. Second, they are much faster than traditional methods. A single scan with an intraoral scanner takes only a few seconds, whereas taking impressions with traditional methods can take several minutes.