Are there any health risks associated with intra oral scanning?
Absolutely not, the process involves a series of specially calibrated photographic images using a handheld scanner and no x-rays are involved.
Will I feel any discomfort?
There is no sensation at all; you just required keeping your mouth open for a short period of time.
How long does the process take?
To scan a patient’s complete mouth takes about 10 minutes and this is greatly reduced when working with single teeth.
At Loughborough Road we use two portable intraoral scanners, Carestream 3500/3600 which integrate directly with our computerized practice management system.
3D scanned files of teeth are stored securely and confidentially within your records, so in the case of accidental damage a replacement restoration can be manufactured without any need for patients to attend the surgery.
All digital restorations carry a full five year full replacement warranty.