In the past, you may have experienced a dental treatment that required the dentist to take an impression of your teeth, a slow, messy process. The iTero digital scanner not only eliminates that process for most procedures, but also it produces a high quality, 3D scan of your teeth. This phenomenal machine takes digital images of your teeth and translates them into a model using CAD/CAM technology, enhancing your comfort, as well as your overall experience.
How Does iTero Work?
The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The iTero scanner captures 100,000 points of laser light and has perfect focus images of more than 300 focal depths of the tooth structure. A voice-guided computer program navigates the clinician on proper placement of the scanning mechanism, so that a thorough image is recorded.
Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser and in as little as 2-3 minutes renders a digitally perfect, 3-D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. By using the iTero Scanner, we can create a digital map of your mouth. Using those images from the scanner, we can create crowns, bridges, veneers, Invisalign and other dental appliances. This technology helps us perform procedures in a precise manner, while eliminating the need for inconvenient alternatives that can otherwise be bothersome to patients.
Benefits Of iTero Scanning
• Extremely accurate
• Virtually eliminates the need for prosthesis remakes
• Restorations sit more easily
• Shorter appointment times
• No unpleasant taste
• Real-time digital images
iTero And Invisalign
Not only can labs use iTero to create extremely precise restorations and prostheses, but iTero is also compatible with Invisalign to help ensure that your Invisalign aligners fit correctly the first time. Along with aiding in creating perfect fit Invisalign aligners, iTero also has a Invisalign Outcome Simulator which takes your teeth scan and shows you what your smile could look like after your Invisalign treatment is completed.
We are proud to feature this amazing iTero technology at our practice and can not wait to have you try it and see the advantages over traditional impressions. For more information and other concerns, contact us at 203-612-5529.