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3Shape scan bodies

Implant scanning made easy

One thing is to take a digital implant impression instead of an analog one. Another is to use our intraoral scanner and scan bodies for it. It makes your digital implant workflow more efficient than ever.



Use with original and 3rd party implant libraries.


100% titanium-made: autoclavable and reusable.


Consistent performance and visible in X-rays.

What are scan bodies?

Fast and easy

There is no better method to capture your implant position and angulation than with scan bodies or scan abutments. A quick post-surgery scan tells you everything you need to know. The benefit for dentists is that they get a quicker workflow because of a faster case setup. Lab collaboration becomes much easier, as the 3Shape scan bodies are included in original as well as 3rd party implant libraries. The lab freely chooses their library of choice and can get straight to work. 

Digital implant scanning workflow

What is the typical workflow when scanning using our scan bodies instead of taking analog impressions using impression posts for your implantology cases?

Secure the scan body

After the implant surgery, the matching scan body is secured to the implant with a screwdriver. 3Shape scan bodies are available for all major implant systems.

Scan the 3Shape scan body

Determine implant position and orientation with an intraoral scanner. Have the option to verify the seating with X-ray scan. 3Shape scan bodies can be reused up to 100 times as they are made of durable titanium ensuring accuracy throughout their use.

Send to lab

When all your data is captured, you send the order form via 3Shape Communicate to your preferred lab. 3Shape scan bodies are included in original and 3rd party implant libraries. Because labs can freely choose a library, there is no more confusion around compatibility between scan bodies and libraries. Alternatively, you have the option of designing in-house with TRIOS Design Studio.

Place restoration

After receiving the end-product, you can place the restoration being confident that it will fit the implant to the millimeter.

“Our workflow in [the implant impression] process now has changed dramatically, because things have become simpler, they’ve become faster, there’s less stress involved and it’s more predictable.”

Dr. Peter Hunt

“The 3Shape scan bodies […] make it very easy for all of us. They’re also very easy to capture. It makes the whole workflow go smoothly.”

Mark Ferguson, Vulcan Dental

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