We know about the challenges when scanning soft tissue, and so we have delivered: You now can use white light when scanning with the Medit i500.
Although you should still use blue light to scan in general, there are certain circumstances in which using the newly introduced white light option will enable you to acquire better scan data.
So, when should you use white light? The answer is simple – when the area has a lot of red due to blood and soft tissue. Blue light is generally better for scanning teeth structure, including margins, while white light does better in picking up the color red.
Some of our community members have also asked about scanning shiny surfaces. The problem with shiny surfaces is light reflection which disrupts the scanning process. For shiny surfaces, while it may be useful to scan using white light, the most important point is actually to avoid light reflection. You can do this easily by rotating the tip and checking the live view to check that there aren’t many areas in purple. Additionally, it helps to go slowly and acquire more images per area.
Another tip for scanning shiny surfaces would be to use filter level 1 as it acquires more data! This setting is useful especially for cases which include gold or metal prostheses.
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