For generations, dentists have had incredibly limited options when it comes to creating impressions of teeth—but fortunately, dental technology has come quite a long way, and now specialized tools can streamline and alleviate this process by magnitudes! Our practice is excited to utilize the iTero Scanner, an innovative tool that provides detailed oral images that allow for highly precise impressions that make your treatment as comfortable and efficient as possible.
The iTero Scanner is a machine that uses a small, rod-shaped instrument to collect digital impressions within a patient’s mouth. The tool is simply waved around the mouth, similarly to a wand or baton, as it rapidly captures thousands of frames every second. Using special computer software, the iTero Scanner organizes those images into highly detailed, 3D impressions of teeth, gums, and other oral structures.
This incredible tool can be used in practically any instance where manual impressions would need to be taken, such as when designing crowns, bridges, or other restorations. The process only takes a few minutes to complete, too—and also ensures fewer mistakes along the way!
There are numerous benefits to using the iTero Scanner during dental treatment, including: