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Digital Scanner Specialist

Manhasset Dental Arts

General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics and Periodontics located in Manhasset, NY

If you need a dental bridge, crown, implant, or other prosthetic, the last thing you’ll want is to spend unnecessary time in the dentist’s chair. For too long, traditional dental impressions were a necessary but time-consuming step in common dental procedures. With the 3Shape TRIOS® digital scanner, Michael Abrams, DDS, and Elizabeth Abrams, DDS, have made traditional dental impressions obsolete. With no uncomfortable trays or unpleasant gels, digital scans are a faster, more effective way to capture dental impressions. Call Manhasset Dental Arts in Manhasset, New York, to schedule an appointment, or use the online scheduling tool.

Digital Scanner Q & A

What are dental impressions?

Dental impressions are a necessary step in many common dental procedures, including:

  • Bridges and crowns
  • Veneers
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Removable partial dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Invisalign®


Traditionally, your dentist would take a dental impression by asking you to bite down on a tray full of a gel material called dental alginate. The alginate would then harden around your teeth, creating an exact impression.

However, there are drawbacks to the traditional method of taking dental impressions. The process can be time-consuming, the trays uncomfortable, and many people find the taste of dental alginate unpleasant. Furthermore, once the impression is complete, it often needs to be sent to an off-site lab for analysis. For these reasons, more dentists are transitioning to using digital scanners to make impressions.

What is the 3Shape TRIOS digital scanner?

Digital scanning is the way of the future in dentistry. In fact, 50% of all dental practices are considering moving to digital scanning within the next three years. Manhasset Dental Arts has gotten ahead of that curve by incorporating the 3Shape TRIOS digital scanner into the practice.


The 3Shape TRIOS® digital scanner is one of the most advanced systems for taking digital impressions on the market today. This scanner eliminates the need for trays full of dental alginate and drastically reduces the time you’ll need to spend in the dentist’s chair. 

Instead of a simple physical impression, the 3Shape TRIOS® scanner creates an extremely accurate, three-dimensional digital model of your teeth in full color, which can be sent instantly to a dental lab to create your crown, bridge, or other prosthetic.

What are the benefits of digital scanning?

Digital scanning makes the process of taking dental impressions quicker, more accurate, and more comfortable. Some of the reasons digital scanning is so popular include:

  • Fast, easy scanning that reduces patient’s chair time
  • Unparalleled accuracy
  • Full-color renderings that provide essential treatment insights
  • Comprehensive software that instantly transmits digital impressions to the lab

For the most precise impression possible, available in just seconds, look no further than digital scanning.

What happens when I get a digital dental impression?


The process is extremely simple. Instead of biting down on a tray full of alginate, the 3Shape TRIOS® scanner’s intraoral wand is inserted in your mouth and scans the surface of your teeth. The digital rendering is created in real-time, and once your dentist has scanned each tooth from as many angles as possible, the process is complete.

If you need a crown, bridge, implant or similar dental procedure, experience the difference of a digital scan. Call Manhasset Dental Arts in Manhasset, New York, today to make an appointment or book online with the scheduling tool.