Perform the standard scanning strategy starting from the occlusal surface to the lingual side and finally to the buccal side. The system needs the buccal surface scan data of both the maxilla and the mandible in order to perform the occlusion process.
- When inserting the scanner tip into the patient's mouth to scan occlusal areas, make sure to place the tip in the buccal space while the patient's mouth is open (Figure 1) and then get the patient to close their mouth (Figure 2) so that the scanner tip remains in the space between the buccal area and the cheek. If you insert the scanner tip when the patient's mouth is closed, the patient may feel discomfort or the scanner tip may cause damage to the gingiva or the corner of the mouth. (Figure 3).
- Place the tip in between the maxilla and mandible, and start to scan them in a zigzag manner by rolling the tip up and down till you scan 3 to 4 teeth in the maxilla and the mandible respectively.
- To select the occlusal area, you will need to locate teeth without a metal prosthesis and the area should not have any missing tooth. If the chosen area has clear or distinctive shapes, it is advantageous for the occlusion scanning process.