New to intra oral scans

Discussion in 'Intra Oral Scanners' started by Toothman19, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Toothman19

    Toothman19 Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to get my first scans from a doctor and I was curious if this is what they normally look like.....

    This is from a 3M Tru Def, but there's holes all around the margin....

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  2. Toothman19

    Toothman19 Well-Known Member

    3M also talks about their "Margin Marking Software," is this really any different than just marking the margins in exocad?

    As far as workflow goes... I just download the zipped files, drag the files to an another folder, set up my project, go into CAD design and then import the scans. Is this how the rest of you do this?
  3. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    I'm not in front of my machine to look at those stl files, but none of the scans I get from PlanScan or Trios have holes in them. Holes mean inadequate data capture and the scanner operator is not taking the time to collect all of the data or that scAnne is not capable of collecting it. We had a true def here to demo for a while and it got sent back a few days later. We were not impressed. Not saying that someone couldn't get complete data with it, but it was a p.I.t.a. compared to other scanners we use.

    Regarding importing IO scans into exo, when you click the load button and have the option for the various scanners. You just import the xml file and it automatically populates the job order. Some data may be missing as all scanners don't have the same job set up. Exo will prompt you to double check it.

    I don't use the xml import. I fill out the DB for the case and then click design and manually load the files I need.
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  4. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson


    99% of the Ones I have seen the past Five years also look very poor!

    Great idea to get IOS, right? :wacky:

    So fun, make some serious money fast, much better than traditional impression.

    Why isn't everyone doing this now I wonder?

    Crispy-Clear margins, easy to process!

    WHEEEEEE! :(


  5. Toothman19

    Toothman19 Well-Known Member

    apparently it works better if you download and use their margin marking software. Im going to give that a shot
  6. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson


    You still have same data voids and garbage data.

    The Margin-Marking software is more than just mark a margin.

    Section dies, ditch the margin, set plane of occlusion, etc...

    But it still does not allow the creation of data to "fill in the blanks" of missing info.

    We often resort to Industrial CAD to clean up the mess and guess at missing data.
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  7. Toothman19

    Toothman19 Well-Known Member

    Yea it was weird at first. You use the 3d model and the actual pictures to mark the margin. Waiting on my results from the certification test.....
  8. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    That stupid software was $12,000 when it first came out!

    Can you believe that??!!

    Often, the margin data is gone! Just void. Nada!

    How did some of these guys make it out of high-school....much less Dental school? :wacky:
  9. Toothman19

    Toothman19 Well-Known Member

    $12K that's fucking insane. I cant believe how elementary it was. It took a good 3-5 minutes depending on the data to mark the margin. Absolute joke. I can often do margins and design single crowns in the same time in exocad. The most annoying part was not being able to use a 3D mouse. That's like going to back to watching non-HD television, can't do it.
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  10. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Then dropped to $10,000.....then $7,000.....and so on, until nobody could care a flying-Fok about it anymore.

    Now the 3M scanner is total loss of $99,000,000 purchase from Brontes by 3M, and then some! I expect the entire project to be sold soon to ??

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