What Is An Intraoral Digital Scanner And How Does It Benefit Patients?

What Is An Intraoral Digital Scanner And How Does It Benefit Patients?

Smile League Dental is excited to introduce the newest in modern technology for restorations like crowns and bridges, aligners, night guard, implant crowns, and sleep apnea devices: Intraoral scanners. Our CEREC Primescan AC uses state of the art technology and is the best and most expensive scanner on the market today.

Let’s take a closer look at how this new technology works and how it benefits our patients.

What Is an Intraoral Scanner?

An intraoral scanner is a device that’s used to create digital impressions. The scanner works by projecting light onto the area that needs to be scanned. Imaging sensors take pictures, and scanning software creates a 3D surface model.

Intraoral scanners eliminate the need for traditional impressions, which can sometimes be uncomfortable. Color maps can also be created to ensure that your restorations are accurate and natural looking.

Advantages Of Intraoral Digital Scanning Over Traditional Analogue Impressions?

An intraoral scanner replaces the need for traditional analogue impressions. For patients and dental staff, these digital scanners offer many advantages, including:

Quicker Impressions

Speed is important for both dental offices and patients. One study (Patzelt et al., 2014) on the CEREC Primescan AC found that CEREC offered the fastest devices and was up to 23 minutes faster than traditional impression making.

Greater Accuracy

Faster speeds do not impact accuracy. Buccal bite and full arches can accurately be scanned in under a minute. Even in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth, the intraoral scanner allows for complete scans in under 60 seconds.

On top of accuracy, these scanners are versatile, allowing our staff to improve our workflow to get your scans done as quickly as possible.

Secure data transfers are made with seamless communication to labs for faster results. Digital impressions can help with:

  • Clear aligners
  • Restorative work
  • Implants
  • Sleep apnea
  • OraCheck

When accuracy and speed are combined, we’re able to make sure that all of our patients leave the office with a smile on their face.

More Comfortable

Comfort is of the utmost importance for our patients. Primescan’s intraoral digital scanners are the best because they promote fast, comfortable treatment. Patented imaging technology allows for rapid results, which means less discomfort.

Primescan goes a step further with easy scanning for hard to access areas. The scanner has a large field of view, allowing our dental team to view larger areas with fewer sweeps.

Smile League Dental wants the best for our patients from the first visit to the last. We’ve gone the extra mile to offer intraoral scanning technology to our patients because it’s faster, more comfortable and highly accurate.

Primescan was chosen, after careful consideration from our team, because it:

  • Offers perfect accuracy with 20mm depth sharpness
  • Connects to labs and third-party suppliers
  • Makes scans more comfortable for patients
  • Improves hygiene with multiple sleeve options and can consolidate 50,000 images per second

With built-in smart features and touchscreens, we’re able to get you in and out of the chair faster and offer better results.

Primescan helps us ensure that when you leave our office, you’ll have a smile on your face.


Patzelt, S. B., Lamprinos, C., Stampf, S., & Att, W. (2014). The time efficiency of intraoral scanners. The Journal of the American Dental Association, 145(6), 542–551. https://doi.org/10.14219/jada.2014.23