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iTero Intraoral Scanner

Advanced Digital Impressions Enhance Dental Care

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 send.

Benefits of the iTero Scanner

Here are a few of the most remarkable benefits of the iTero digital impressions system:

  • 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 impressions.
  • 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 impression materials.

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.

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