Digital Scanning

Digital Scanning

Revolutionizing Dentistry with Itero Digital Scanning

Dentistry, like many other fields, has been significantly impacted by advancements in technology. One such game-changing innovation is Itero digital scanning. This technology has transformed the way dental professionals operate, making procedures more efficient, comfortable for patients, and precise.

Itero digital scanning is a transformative technology in dentistry and we at Dental864 are excited to provide our patients with this service.

What is Itero Digital Scanning?

Itero digital scanning is a cutting-edge dental technology that replaces traditional methods of taking impressions, such as using messy moulds and trays filled with putty. Instead, Itero utilizes a handheld scanning device that captures highly detailed 3D images of a patient’s oral structures, including teeth, gums, and bite relationships.

These images are then processed by specialized software to create accurate digital models.

Digital Scanning

Applications in Dentistry

  • Orthodontics: Itero digital scanning has revolutionized orthodontic treatments like braces and clear aligners (e.g., Invisalign).
  • Restorative Dentistry: When planning for dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and veneers, Itero scans provide a precise digital model for the creation of custom restorations. This improves the fit, function, and aesthetics of dental prosthetics.
  • Implant Dentistry: Planning for dental implants requires precise measurements and evaluations of the patient’s oral anatomy. Itero scans assist in accurately placing implants, ensuring a successful and long-lasting outcome.
  • Prosthodontics: For removable dentures or partials, Itero digital scans enable dentists to create comfortable, well-fitting appliances that significantly enhance the patient’s quality of life.

Benefits of Itero Digital Scanning

  • Patient Comfort

    Traditional impressions can be uncomfortable and induce a gag reflex in some patients. Itero eliminates this discomfort, making the overall dental experience more pleasant.

  • Accuracy

    The high-resolution 3D images produced by Itero are incredibly accurate, reducing the chances of errors in treatment planning and execution.

  • Time Efficiency

    Digital scans are completed quickly, saving both the dentist’s and the patient’s time. Additionally, the elimination of manual impression trays and molds reduces appointment duration.

  • Enhanced Communication

    Itero scans facilitate better communication between dental professionals, dental laboratories, and patients. Digital models can be easily shared and manipulated, streamlining the collaboration process.

  • Reduced Waste

    Traditional impressions produce waste in the form of materials and chemicals. Itero is environmentally friendly as it generates no physical waste.

  • Improved Treatment Outcomes

    With precise digital models, dental professionals can plan and execute treatments with greater accuracy, leading to better outcomes and long-term oral health for patients.

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