Intraoral Scanner Technologies: A Review to Make a Successful Impression

Raphaël Richert, Alexis Goujat, Laurent Venet, Gilbert Viguie, Stéphane Viennot, Philip Robinson, Jean-Christophe Farges, Michel Fages, Maxime Ducret
2017 Journal of Healthcare Engineering  
To overcome difficulties associated with conventional techniques, impressions with IOS (intraoral scanner) and CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) technologies were developed for dental practice. The last decade has seen an increasing number of optical IOS devices, and these are based on different technologies; the choice of which may impact on clinical use. To allow informed choice before purchasing or renewing an IOS, this article summarizes first the technologies currently used
more » ... (light projection, distance object determination, and reconstruction). In the second section, the clinical considerations of each strategy such as handling, learning curve, powdering, scanning paths, tracking, and mesh quality are discussed. The last section is dedicated to the accuracy of files and of the intermaxillary relationship registered with IOS as the rendering of files in the graphical user interface is often misleading. This overview leads to the conclusion that the current IOS is adapted for a common practice, although differences exist between the technologies employed. An important aspect highlighted in this review is the reduction in the volume of hardware which has led to an increase in the importance of software-based technologies.
doi:10.1155/2017/8427595 pmid:29065652 pmcid:PMC5605789 fatcat:fd3dde47jfbxhixlugj5cauwei