These photos show the scanner being used to record the position of an implant that was placed this morning so that a
tooth can be made by the laboratory and placed the same day. This is because we do not use impression material that can get into the surgical site. This is especially helpful in the front of the mouth, where cosmetics are of utmost importance. The shape of the implant crown made in the laboratory will form the ideal contours for the permanent crown. Dr. Heller has been using the intraoral scanner for all implant- supported crowns, tooth-supported crowns and bridges and cosmetic procedures since December, 2016. Pre-surgical scans incorporating scans of the jaw bone and of the teeth have added to the precision of implant placement, resulting in less invasive procedure and more precise outcome.