Impressions taken with the help of dental scanners show a number of advantages over conventional impression techniques. The duration of taking impression is significantly reduced, as well as the number of phases of work, which reduces the possibility of errors.
The conventional way refers to taking an impression with a tray into which various impression materials are applied. When performing this procedure, there are many stages in which there can possibly happen various errors, which can affect the later accuracy of the final work.
The advantages of digital over conventional technology are relatively short scanning time, data transfer via the Internet, archiving, better preparation control , convenience of the procedure and facilitated communication between the office and the laboratory.
Digital prints can be considered a step forward in terms of dental prosthetics and it can be said that digitization and digital workflow are becoming increasingly important and will play a significant role in the future in all areas of dentistry.
Intraoral scanners are used today in various branches of dentistry, including the creation of three-dimensional virtual models for diagnostic purposes that help in planning therapy, but also in communicating with patients. Digital prints can also be used for various orthodontic appliances such as alligators. Inside prosthetics they are used to make inlays, onlays, individual crowns and bridges. It is successfully used for 3D imaging of the position of dental implants and in restoration on implants.