Dental impression scanner
We have created the iSeries as a tool to allow dentists to “go digital” without changing their familiar impression-taking protocol, and gain access to a world of restorative opportunities normally associated with intra-oral scanning. Likewise, laboratories can also benefit from important workflow efficiencies and precision with in-lab impression scanning.
Optimized scanning technology
The scanning technology of the iSeries was optimized to address the varied constraints encountered when scanning impressions, including cases with deep narrow pockets that are frequently found with lower anteriors. The scanner features a powerful onboard computer, two sophisticated on board-measuring cameras placed at complementary angles, five axes of movement and a live video camera for preview.
In-clinic impression scanning:
Benefits of chair-side impression scanning
Proactive approach: enables dentists to play an active role in controlling the quality of the data being sent to the lab, i.e. to catch and correct preparation or impression uncertainties while the patient is still in the office.
Optimal clinical information capture: while sub-gingival information is very difficult to obtain with intra-oral scanners, it is easily obtained by digitizing impressions.
Improved accuracy: enables immediate chair-side precision scanning of fresh impressions, therefore avoiding potential distortions of impressions during shipping and gypsum model manufacturing.
Increased material options: enables clinicians to access the most advanced and trusted CAD/CAM restorative materials available, i.e. 3M ESPE Lava™ Plus, 3M ESPE Lava™ Ultimate, IPS e.max®, VITA SUPRINITY®, Celtra Duo and more.
Reduced turnaround time: by eliminating the shipping of physical impressions from the dentist to the lab, the turnaround time is reduced by at least 24 hours. Furthermore, the lab can begin design and production of both the restorations and the digital models immediately upon reception of the impression data, saving as much as an additional 24 hours.
Economical and ecological: by sending the impression information digitally, the financial and environmental costs associated with the shipping of dental impressions are eliminated.
Improved lab productivity: within minutes of receiving the impression data, the “DWOS Connected” lab can simultaneously generate an articulated digital model and digital restorations to be fabricated in-house or at outside production centers. This eliminates all the potential errors associated with the fabrication of plaster models and significantly increases fabrication productivity.
Integrated communication between clinics, labs and production centers — through DWOS Connect — ensures seamless logistics, case tracking and on-time deliveries.
Digital archiving: allows for the archiving of the digitized impressions, models and restorations.