iTero Digital Impression System

An iTero digital impression system is a relatively compact, hand-held wand that acquires intraoral scans of your teeth. More specifically, it captures the complete structure of your teeth and gums and generates a 3D digital model that is highly detailed. Dentists use these impressions for procedures including mouthguards, bleaching trays, crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dentures. Using the iTero digital impression system has streamlined dental procedures allowing for a quick and beneficial dentist visit. Book your dental visit today to see how the iTero digital impression system can digitally scan your teeth!

Conventional Impressions

The conventional impression system has been used for much longer and dentists have a more extensive understanding of utilizing it to obtain proper impressions of a patient’s oral cavity. However, as this system requires the use of a messy goop material, it often leads to an unpleasant patient experience. Multiple impressions may also need to be taken due to rejection of the impression, breakages, distortions, and misplacement, which is why more and more dental practices are utilizing digital impression methods to save time and improve the dental care experience.

Benefits of Using iTero Digital Impressions

Digital impressions are much easier to perform as your dentist obtains a 3D model of your teeth and gums. Compared to the conventional method, digital impressions have increased scanning accuracy of the complete structure of your teeth while overall reducing the duration of the procedure. It’s also goop-free, which will further improve your dental visit and allow you to look forward to your next one!

How does the iTero Scanner Work?

It takes under two to three minutes to scan a patient’s mouth with a radiation-free laser. After scanning is complete, the 3D digital impression of your teeth and gums are rendered digitally. Your dentist will then discuss each of your scans while answering any questions you may have. The 3D model of your teeth may be utilized for restorative dental treatments including crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, bridges, implants and more orthodontic treatments.

Maintain great oral health and ask our dentists if getting a digital impression is right for you!

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