Trios 5 Scanner

Modern dental technology brings an innovative way of planning and providing detail-oriented care to dental patients. Our dental office uses state-of-the-art technology for patient education and extensive treatment planning. High-quality dental technology ensures that we can efficiently yet accurately take impressions and educate patients about their treatment options. Dr. Andrew Nguyen uses the Trios 5 Scanner from 3Shape to treat patients in his Sunnyvale, CA office. This wireless dental scanner takes accurate images of the smile and displays them on a monitor, so Dr. Nguyen can explain to patients what dental treatment can do for their smiles.


There are many advantages of the Trios 5 over traditional dental impressions. The Trios 5 scanner offers:

  • Small and light design: The Trios 5 is much lighter than other scanners, which means we can easily hold and maneuver the scanner around the mouth.
  • Hygenic treatment: This scanner is simple to clean and contains an FDA-approved, sterilized tip with a microbial barrier. We also use a single-use body sleeve during scanning to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Minimally invasive care: The Trios 5 intraoral scanner does not require messy putty and is much more comfortable than traditional impressions. It can only take five minutes to make a complete scan.
  • Accurate dental impressions: We take detailed, three-dimensional images of the teeth and gums that we can see on a computer screen. Our team can also re-scan portions of the smile to create the most complete picture possible.

The Trios 5 scanner is simple and effective. Its wireless design allows us to move easily around patients and computers to get a full image of the smile. Trios 5 also uses Scan Assist, an engine that can reconstruct the model of the smile while we’re scanning.


When we use the Trios 5, we gently move the scanner over the teeth and gums. The scanner is wirelessly connected to a computer, which captures a 3-dimensional image of the teeth and gums. Using haptic feedback, we follow the contours of the smile and thoroughly scan the smile to create a complete, precise 3D model. Haptic feedback creates a vibration to give feedback, so we don’t have to refocus our attention from the screen to the scanner constantly.

Using the digital model from our complete scan, we can see a variety of dental problems, from malocclusion to missing teeth. The Trios 5 Scanner is a valuable tool for planning Invisalign treatment and implant-supported restorations like dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. Intraoral scanners like the Trios 5 are also valuable because they show patients the emergence of problems like gum disease or TMJ problems.


See the difference in the level of care that Dr. Andrew Nguyen provides patients using technology like the Trios 5 Scanner. Schedule a dental appointment with our dental team online or call for a consultation today at (408) 400-3133.

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