The conventional implant method involves the impression-transfer technique which uses a transfer bar/cap placed into the silicon impression to determine the position of the implants. Due to multiple transfers and model casting throughout the process, there occurs a probability of inaccuracies and precision errors in conventional impressions.

The new digital impression-taking with the Intraoral Scanning System is not just proven to be accurate but ensures a versatile integration of the scanned data in more clinical scenarios than conventional methods. Digital impression undeniably offers numerous benefits with convenience for clinical implant restorations and is considered a new trend in prosthodontics.

The intraoral scanner quickly and accurately catches the 3D virtual models and skips over the error-prone transfer process, model disinfection, packaging, and mailing process – thereby saving materials and time. It offers endless benefits – real-time visualization, easy and selective repeatability, clean impressions, affordable material use, archivability, just to name a few.  For better understanding, we will share a step-by-step guide of implant restoration scanned in real-time by the Intraoral Scanner Aoralscan 3 from SHINING3D.

( Remove healing abutment before scanning and start to scan the upper arch. The gingival emergence profile scan would be complete then. )


( Dig the hole for the subsequent scan of scan-body. )


( Insert scan-body and start to scan directly in patient’s mouth. )


( Scan the opposite arch. )


( Scan bite. The upper arch and lower arch will be matched automatically. )


( Import the scanned data into EXOCAD for design purposes. Afterward, export the STL of restoration for milling. )


( Try the restoration in the patient’s mouth and finish implant cementation. )