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  • by: Houssam Sahwil
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Digital dental impressions are the latest innovations that are revolutionizing the dental industry. Digital impressions and the use of digital scanners are growing in popularity because they save time for both dentists and patients and improve the accuracy of impressions. By using optical scanning devices, dentists can create a virtual, computer generated model of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. The scanning device captures clear and accurate impression data within minutes, without the need for traditional molding impressions that some patients find messy and uncomfortable. After taking a scan of the mouth, a dentist can immediately send the digital impression to a lab where dentures, crowns, bridges, and other restoration models can be made quickly and accurately.

Before purchasing a digital scanner there are many factors to consider. The Sirona CEREC is a popular scanner used by many dentists. Read below for a review of its features.  



The Sirona CEREC offers users easy handling and powder-free scanning. Sirona CEREC creates precise 3-D impressions in full color. The scanner is accurate to 20 µm and the wand has a natural design that is easy to hold. The system’s design is user-friendly and easy to operate because CEREC scanners, software, and milling machines are designed and manufactured from the same source. Sirona CEREC is particularly good for single restorations because a single tooth can be scanned within a matter of seconds.


Benefits of Sirona CEREC

  • Quick and precise full-arch scans
  • Powder-free scanning in full color
  • Design makes the scanner easy to hold
  • Easy shade detection


Scanning Speed

CEREC by Sirona provides a speedy and seamless scanning experience. Sometimes scanning very glossy surfaces such as crowns can slow down scanning. This scanner allows dentists to take a powder free scan of the natural tooth on any surface without having to scan the affected area multiple times.


Size and Design

Thanks to the slim design and the compact camera tip, the Sirona CEREC fits nicely into the user’s hand. Scanning the posterior teeth presents no problems. Regardless of the patient’s angle in the dental chair, dentists can easily scan the upper and lower jaws without having to adjust their natural posture or grip.


Scanning Quality

The precise 3D model allows you to clearly differentiate between the gum and tooth, making preparation for margination much easier. The scanner features shade detection making it possible to analyze each individual tooth. This analysis helps ensure accuracy and support when selecting the correct restoration shade for patients.

Overall, CEREC by Sirona is a reliable and efficient scanner best used for single restorations. It provides a powder-free scanning of the mouth in natural color. Our experienced technical team is here to assist you should you wish to discuss digital scanners in more detail.


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