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.
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. Verify the information 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.
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
3Shape scan bodies can be used with any intraoral scanner. We recommend the TRIOS scanner for an enhanced user experience and accuracy.
In order to work with intraoral scans containing scan bodies in the Lab environment, you need to have a material library for the implant system being used.
Scan body files
Your library must contain a file for the scan body that you have used, in this case the 3Shape scan body. Library files containing 3Shape scan bodies are provided by the original manufacturers or 3rd party providers, not by 3Shape.
The scan bodies are sold as individual items or in basic kits, including a screwdriver and two to five scan bodies with different connections depending on the implant system.