Prime Scan 

Edge Dental Houston, TX

Dental images are an important part of both preventative and restorative dental care. In the past dentists had to rely on x-rays and manual impressions  to get a proper model of teeth. Dentists need detailed images of the teeth, gums, and jaw to make equipment for patients. Patients can enjoy higher quality products, such as dentures, after Prime Scan use. 

What is Prime Scan Used For? 

Impressions are necessary to make custom dental equipment for patients. Most adults have unpleasant memories of dental impressions with traditional pink alginate. This sits in your mouth for at least 60 seconds while you fight of your gag reflex and try to ignore the bad taste. 

While physical impressions are likely to remain a major part of dentistry, digital impressions are becoming more popular. The Sirona intraoral scanner is quickly replacing the early cerec scanner. Dentists can form an impression of the surface of all teeth in only a few minutes with intraoral scanner technology. The small tool fits easily into your mouth and transfers detailed images to the screen. Dentists can get extremely detailed images of the surface of your teeth, gums, or jawline. They send these to the lab to assist with the formation of dentures, crowns, retainers, and bridges. 

Benefits of Prime Scan

Many people dread visiting the dentist. The noises, smells, and invasive equipment are often intimidating. It takes a lot of manipulation to get a mold of your teeth, especially when the entirety of your dentition is involved. 

Dental scanning systems allow dentists to get an excellent image without causing excess discomfort to patients. The detailed images result in more precise products from the lab. Your dentures, for example, are more likely to fit well with digital imaging. Every detail of the surface is recorded, while unnecessary items get ignored by the sensors. This smart technology of the Sinora intraoral scanner improves the validity of each impression. Both patients and dentists can enjoy the benefits of the newest digital dental scanner. 

  • More comfortable for patients
  • Sanitary
  • Internal heat source allows for continued and fast use (no fogging of the surfaces)
  • Extremely detailed and accurate images
  • Better fitting dentures, crowns, and retainers
  • Results sent directly to the lab for faster processing

How Does Prime Scan Work

Prime Scan’s smart pixel technology scans over one million points per second in 3D. These images let lab technicians work from accurate model with the touch of a button. The scanner can also capture images up to 20 mm in depth. As the wand scans the mouth, all areas become detailed 3D images. The smart technology recognizes items that should not remain a part of the image, such as a moving tongue or your dentists finger. This is helpful, as patients may have trouble staying perfectly still during their scan.

Prime Scan vs Omnicam

Professionals still stand by the reliable Omnicam, however, the Prime Scan dental scanner has some significant improvements. A touchpad replaces the mouse, and the keyboard is also gone. The larger battery allows dentists to move the unit anywhere they need it, regardless of outlet access. The screen is much larger on the Prime Scan, making it easier to work with details. This is quite a difference, as it is a 16:9, compared to a 4:3 screen. 

The scanning device on the Prime Scan is 15 x 15 mm, as opposed to the 10 x 11 mm device on the Omnicam. The allows for more accuracy, yet more feedback is needed with use on smaller patients. Manufacturers found the most helpful wavelength of blue light to assist with accuracy, as well. 


Prime Scan is a solid addition to modern dental care. It allows doctors to carry out their tasks more efficiently while improving comfort for the patients. The Prime Scan has several new features that make it more marketable than previous models, as well. Dentists can give their clients the best care possible with Prime Care imaging.