iTero - A State-of-the-Art System for Digital Impressions
By Stephen Rogers on November 19, 2013
In order for a dentist to provide the best possible care, it's often necessary to stay at the forefront of technology. This allows for the most accurate and efficient treatments to be performed, enhancing patient experience and patient comfort in the process. We're proud to be at the forefront of many dental health options at our practice and feel that it's what helps distinguish us among the finest cosmetic dentistry centers in the region.
One particular technological tool that we use at our practice is the iTero digital scanning system. We'd like to take a moment right now to go over the basics of iTero and why it's preferable to traditional impression techniques.
What is the iTero digital scanning system?
The iTero digital scanning system is a revolutionary way for dentists to create accurate models of patient's teeth. This iTero system uses a small handpiece that dentists can easily maneuver around a patient's mouth. By scanning all of the patient's teeth, a full digital model of that patient's smile can be created.
How accurate is the iTero system?
The iTero system is extremely accurate, able to cull together 100,000 points of laser light reference to generate an accurate and extremely detailed model of a patient's whole smile.
What is the iTero scan process like?
During the iTero scanning process, the dentist simply moves the handpiece from tooth to tooth in order to gather information. This scan information is processed in real time on the iTero scanner, creating a full image of a patient's smile. It's extremely simple and convenient and only requires a few minutes to complete.
More Comfortable Than Traditional Impressions
With traditional impressions, there was the goopy gel used to take molds, which was held in place by large mouth pieces. This required patients to open their mouths very wide and deal with the uncomfortable appliances in their mouths for a minute or so. This often caused watery eyes, soreness, and even gagging or affected breathing. The taste of the impression gel wasn't anything to write home about either.
With iTero, patients just open their mouths as normal, sit back, and relax. Nothing to it. It's just that easy.
See Your Digital Scan and Feel Empowered in Dental Health Choices
One of the great things about the iTero scans is that patients can actually see the full, three-dimensional scan of their teeth on a computer monitor next to the treatment chair. This allows a dentist to explain any issues or advanced care that is required. Knowing what's ahead and being able to see their own smiles often improves a sense of ease when with a dentist and enhanced patient education and empowerment as well.
Applications for iTero Digital Scans
Using this digital scan information, dentists can craft the most accurate and beautiful porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, dental crowns, and other advanced dental appliances. It's also ideal for diagnostic care and treating serious problems with overall dental wellness.
Find Out More About Advanced Dental Care Technology
For more information about the iTero digital impression system and your many other options out there for advanced dentistry, be sure to contact out Massapequa, Long Island dental care center today. Our entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental wellness using the latest techniques and technologies.
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