An intraoral scanner is a device that is used to capture a direct optical impression. The scanner projects a light source onto the area to be scanned. The images are captured by imaging sensors and are processed by scanning software, which then produces a 3D surface model. The clinician captures an image of the teeth preparation or dental implants. The impression is captured using an intraoral scanner that is inserted into the patient’s mouth and moved over the surface area of the teeth or implants. There will be a chairside monitor to display the image as it is captured. No more mess from the traditional impression materials.