New intraoral scanner by GC:
The GC Aadva IOS combines precision, ergonomics and economy
In the current digital age, everyday work in the dental office should proceed as smoothly as possible, with highly efficient procedures and fast communication channels. Especially when it comes to laboratory-made restorations, all parties concerned will ultimately benefit from technological process – the dentist and the dental team as much as the dental technician and of course the patient. With the new Aadva IOS intraoral scanner, the Japanese company GC has developed a device that renders conventional impressions obsolete in many cases. The associated material costs, the many errors and re-takes and the unnecessary many physical shipments have become superfluous. The Aadva IOS can create a digital impression in less than 5 minutes, and this can be forwarded directly to the laboratory via the cloud.
Despite the spread of digital dentistry, taking a conventional impression (e. g. with silicone) to obtain a dental cast is still widespread. However, many patients suffer from a gag reflex when the impression material is introduced into the oral cavity.
The material itself costs a not insignificant amount of money, and often the process must be repeated as a result of errors during the impression-process itself or due to changes in the finished impression.
If an unclear margin line remains undiscovered until after the impression has been poured, a new appointment must be made, which will delay the delivery of the needed restoration considerably. The necessary repreparation and the unavoidable re-taking of the impression are very inconvenient for everyone involved.
Digital solutions such as the new Aadva IOS intraoral scanner by the Japanese company GC make the conventional analogue process superfluous. The Aadva IOS creates a 3D image, a virtual impression, of the jaw in less than 5 minutes. The operator can evaluate the occlusion and define the preparation margins directly on the screen, detect errors immediately and repeat the scan if necessary.
Aadva IOS is designed as an open system and features 2 USB ports. This allows dentists to save STL files from the unit to a USB stick to transmit them to the dental technician in their preferred way – full control at the dentist’s hands. GC Aadva Connect, a multi task digital platform, also elevates the communication between the practice and the laboratory to a new level. It allows all files to be stored virtually and to discuss the digital patient model and available prosthetic options online. What more, GC Aadva Connect still offers training programs and technical service online. With appropriate training, the scanning process can be performed by other members of the dental team, which further simplifies the workflow.
Aadva IOS presents one of the smallest and lightest handpieces in its class. It is ergonomic to work with, which automatically increases patient comfort. Unlike the systems of many other manufacturers, Aadva IOS does not require any preparation with powder spray prior to scanning. This makes the entire scanning process far easier and faster. The powder method is technique-sensitive: the powder clumps on contact with saliva, and applying too little (or too much) powder can produce an inferior scanning result.
GC’s Aadva IOS is an extremely cost-effective high-tech system and an attractive solution for any dentist, not least because it is an open system. The scanner will play an increasingly important role as an interface in computer-assisted restorative dentistry.
More information about the Aadva IOS is available at www.gceurope.com.
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