Scanning Shiny Surfaces

If you’re using an intraoral scanner to take digital impressions, then you already know their many benefits. However, it’s always good to have a few tricks up your sleeve when using new technology. Often when scanning shiny surfaces, such as a metal restoration, bracket or abutment, you may notice an overly bright area (or “hotspot”) on your scan. Not to worry, in this video I share a few easy tips for scanning reflective surfaces and getting the perfect scan to complete your digital impression.

Fortunately, most of my patients don’t have a full set of grillz, but sometimes optical scanners need a little extra help digitizing the area around shiny surfaces. With these tips and tricks, you should have no problem scanning brackets, abutments, crowns and other reflective objects. Yes, even grillz.

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