Scanning for Full Arch – Tissue Model

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We’re going to be scanning something a little bit different here that maybe not everybody’s thought of, where you would take an alginate of a patient, pour it up in stone real quick, and scan the stone. Why do that? Because some scanners just have a really tough time scanning a large volume of soft tissue, so you could scan the model instead. This is a mostly edentulous arch. Sometimes these are tough to do in the mouth, so this can either be stone or, in this case, resin, but either will be the same thing as far as scanning. We’re just going to scan all the land areas so that we can upload it and send it. Whenever we do any scanning, we almost always go towards the labial first and then come around to the occlusal. You can see how fast this scanner is, it’s fast, it’s smooth, you can change that tone if you want…

I think you can put just about any soundtrack you want on there which makes it kind of fun. So think about this situation, you’ve not been able to scan the soft tissue or you don’t even want to take time to do it, or perhaps you’ve done more of a custom tray and you’ve displaced soft tissue, you’ve identified muscle attachments and you want to go right to a bite block or a process base. Well, you’ve done it. You’ve displaced the tissue, you’ve poured it up in an alginate or in even a PVS impression, you’ve scanned it, and now you have a perfect scan of the patient and you didn’t have to spend a lot of time scanning soft tissue, you got a perfect scan. So that’s a model. It’s pretty simple, most scanners will do that. That was nice and fast.


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