The quality of intraoral scanning systems is steadily improving, and they are becoming easier and more reliable to operate. This opens up the possibilities for routine clinical applications. A special aspect is that overlaying (superimposing) situations recorded at different times facilitates an accurate three-dimensional difference analysis. Such difference analyses can also be used to advantage in other areas of dentistry where target/actual comparisons are required. This article presents potential indications using a newly developed software, explaining the functionality of the evaluation process and the prerequisites and limitations of 3D monitoring.
Keywords: digital impression, intraoral scanning, 3D-monitoring, diagnostics, difference analysis