What is an itero scanner?
The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that has multiple uses in a modern dental surgery.
The itero scanner can be used to eliminate traditional putty based impressions of your mouth by taking digital images instead, therefore there is no gooey mess, and you can breathe and swallow as normal.
The itero scanner can be used for your Invisalign treatment. Your orthodontic provider can create a 3D image of your teeth in just minutes using an iTero scanner, this allows us to be more accurate and have a better aligner fit than with the gloopy impressions. Also with the Invisalign outcome simulator, patients are able to see their new smile before they even start any treatment!
The itero scanner is very versatile and can also be used for crowns, bridges, dental implants, veneers, inlays and onlays as well as invisalign and denture work.
Your dentist can share your treatment with you in real time, for the first time you can see what your dentist sees as it happens.
What Makes The ITero Better Than Other Scanners?
There are many intraoral scanners on the market, but the iTero is one of the most advanced. Here’s just a few of its features:
The iTero scans in colour, which allows us to easily tell out patients’ dental tissue apart from their gum tissue. This allows us to evaluate our patients with greater precision.
The iTero automates certain steps during the interoral scanning process. This speeds up the process of interoral scanning, which means you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
The iTero is faster and higher in precision than many other interoral scanners.
At Treetops Dental Surgery we continually invest in the latest technology to offer our patients the best care possible as well as greater treatment opportunities. Our new Itero Element Scanner allows our staff to take accurate tooth and mouth impressions saving the patients’ time and having to undergo the discomfort from conventional dental impressions.
It is our vision going forward to use the Itero scanner as standard on all of our private examinations going forward; this will allow all of our patients to have a visual aid during routine examinations, to see what the dentist sees.