iTero® Digital Impression System
Conventional vs Digital Impressions
No need to worry about discomfort gagging, or goop anymore. Your dentist takes digital impressions that are very accurate using an iTero ort scanner. This technology totally eliminates the need for putty impressions and the tray, an experience that can be likened to forcing a big gun into your mouth. The old method often results in taking several rounds of impressions that get misplaced, broken or rejected. The iTero scanner allows the dentist to take accurate impressions, which lead to a more comfortable and improved treatment. Digital impressions allow you to instantly view your teeth in 3D and this makes it easier to communicate during the treatment or consultation stage.
How does it work?
The iTero scanner can capture the gum and teeth’s structure digitally through the latest optical innovation. The scanner is a hand-held and compact wand. Once the scanning process begins, your dentist can pause and start it as many times as required.
The dentist uses a radiation-free laser to scan your mouth and, within three minutes, a digitally perfect, 3D impression of the teeth and surrounding tissue structures is rendered by the laser. Using digital software, you can then follow how the scan progresses, which includes a 3D model of your teeth on the screen. The iTero scanner is used for a various restorative treatment such as bridges, crowns, inlays/onlays, implants, and veneers, as well as Invisalign®, which is an orthodontic treatment.