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.
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
Traditional impressions can be uncomfortable and induce a gag reflex in some patients. Itero eliminates this discomfort, making the overall dental experience more pleasant.
The high-resolution 3D images produced by Itero are incredibly accurate, reducing the chances of errors in treatment planning and execution.
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.
Itero scans facilitate better communication between dental professionals, dental laboratories, and patients. Digital models can be easily shared and manipulated, streamlining the collaboration process.
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.