This site looks like they are using a scanning technology similar to Invisalign to create e-models. I believe this is one of the final pieces in a digital office. So far it is just for ortho but the future will be amazing. The possibility is that we will send a “model” to a lab in a digital form. The crown, bridge or denture could be made and them sent back to us
emodel™ 3-dimensional digital model service helps to eliminate the need for traditional plaster models in orthodontic practice.
emodels™ are created through a proprietary, non-destructive, laser scanning process that digitally maps plaster models into precise, high resolution, 3-dimensional electronic records available anytime, anywhere via the internet.