3M Tru-Def


The 3M™ True Definition Scanner lets
you move into digital dentistry at your
own pace.

Finally, there’s a digital impression system that gives
you the flexibility to work the way YOU want. The 3M True
Definition Scanner supports open STL files, so you can work
with your dental lab, design and mill chairside, or share files with other trusted
partners for expanded clinical solutions. And, because your digital impressions are generated by 3M’s 3D-in-motion video technology, they’ll feature extraordinary detail with industry-leading accuracy1. All of this for an affordable price.

The 3M True Definition Scanner makes it easier to take the best first step.

The best first step to digital dentistry is choosing a system that meets your needs today and in the future.

3M Tru-Def ScannerCompared to the traditional process, digital technology provides a better patient experience and better oral careand it helps improve productivity. But until now, the options for adding digital dentistry to your practice have been unreliable, expensive and limited you to a single design or production solution. The 3MTM True Definition Scanner has changed all of that, making it a best first step to digital dentistry.


The 3M True Definition Scanner is more accurate, and more consistently accurate, than other leading systems1delivering superior full-arch accuracy for restorations that fit. Plus, powerful 3D-in-motion video technology provides a true replica of the dental anatomy with extraordinary detail, allowing you to capture and simultaneously view margins.


The open architecture opens up a wide range of workflow possibilities ... giving you multiple connections and patient solutions all from one scanner.

  • Open, secure, cloud-based platform: The 3MTM Connection Center lets you store unlimited files and share them with the partners you choose.

  • Trusted connections and workflows: 3M partners with leading manufacturers in the industry to provide trusted and integrated workflows for dental labs or designing and milling chairside.

  • Open STL files: The industry standard file format can be imported into existing design and production solutionsor other programs and systems, giving dentists more material and workflow options.


The unprecedented price of the 3M True Definition Scanner has put digital dentistry within reach for any dentist. Plus, the 3M Connection Center offers subscription-based data plans that fit your needs, delivering more value for less money.

1. Study methodology described in: van der Meer WJ, et. al. (2012). Application of Intra-Oral Dental Scanners in the Digital Workflow of Implantology. PLoS ONE 7(8):e43312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043312. Additional measurements conducted by ACTA (Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam); Wicher J. van der Meer, et. al. (2012). Publication pending.

2. Based on 3M ESPE field evaluation which produced 1,015 clinical cases from 23 systems in the U.S. and Europe, April-December 2012.

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