A 3-dimensional face scan is a type of face scan that creates a 3D digital model of an individual’s face using specialized cameras and software. This technology captures a more detailed and accurate representation of a person’s facial features, allowing for more precise measurements and analysis.
3D face scanning technology works by taking multiple images of a person’s face from different angles, using specialized cameras or scanners. These images are then compiled into a 3D digital model using advanced software that can analyze and measure various features of the face, such as the distance between the eyes, the shape of the nose, and the curvature of the lips.
In dentistry, 3D face scans can be used for facial reconstruction surgery planning, orthodontic treatment planning, and the creation of custom prosthetics or dental implants.
In orthognathic and plastic surgery, 3D face scans can be used for surgical simulation of soft tissue before and after surgery. Therefore, patient can have an idea what they will get after the treatment. However, please keep in mind that it is just simulation, it will not guarantee the final result.