The last time you received a dental restoration, perhaps your dentist had to
take a manual impression. You bit down on a putty-like substance, and then
you had to wait while the putty hardened. If you accidentally moved your
teeth during the impression process, you may have had to start all over
again. Thanks to the iTero intraoral scanner, that frustrating and
time-consuming process is becoming a thing of the past. Your dentist in
White Settlement is proud to have invested in this remarkable machine.
What Is the iTero Scanner?
The iTero intraoral scanner is a digital impressions machine. It includes a
small wand that we move around the patient’s mouth. As it moves, the
wand captures thousands of images of the teeth. Then, it uses advanced
software to assemble those images into an accurate, three-dimensional
representation of what it scanned. The entire scanning process usually takes
around two minutes or so.
Our digital impressions system is useful for a number of purposes. Here are
a couple of its most outstanding applications:
It provides an accurate basis for designing crowns, bridges, and other
types of restorations.
It can play a role in getting you started with Invisalign treatment. The
iTero machine is especially useful for Invisalign because its software
makes it easy for our team to share your impression with the team who will
fabricate your clear aligners. iTero’s remarkable accuracy also
reduces the chances that Invisalign will not accept the impressions we
Benefits of the iTero Scanner
Here are a few of the most remarkable benefits of the iTero digital
No more manual impressions. Some patients find the manual
impression process to be uncomfortable. They may even have to fight their
gag reflex during it. The iTero machine eliminates the need for manual
No powder necessary. Many other digital impression tools
require that the teeth be covered in a special powder prior to the
scanning process. That is not necessary with the iTero.
Shorter appointment times. The iTero machine’s
accuracy and speed may significantly decrease the amount of time you have
to spend in our office.
Real-time viewing. Your dentist can analyze the
iTero’s images right away. If there are any possible issues, they
can be corrected immediately.
A small wand. The iTero machine’s wand is quite
small, which reduces the chance that your gag reflex with kick in during
the scanning process.
Faster overall treatment time. With manual impressions,
it is necessary to ship the impression to a dental laboratory, a process
that can take several days. We can send digital impressions in a matter of
seconds, which means that you will receive your crown, bridge, or
Invisalign aligners that much faster.
Less waste. You can feel good about choosing a dental
office with an iTero machine because it reduces waste from manual
Are you ready to learn more about the iTero machine and how it can take your
dental experience to the next level?
Contact ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of White Settlement
in White Settlement today.