Digital Impressions (iTero)

Digital Impression (iTero)

What is the Digital impression (iTero)?

The iTero digital scanning device can be used to take highly-detailed images and scans of your teeth. These digital-based impressions can be used to create restorations like veneers, crowns, bridge work and even dentures. Unlike traditional dental impressions that are goopy and uncomfortable, this impression produces a perfect digital copy of your mouth in a 3D image in a few minutes, helping the Doctor to provide you with a clearer treatment plan.

Why might the Digital impression (iTero) be needed?

Digital impression is helpful to detect minor alterations in your teeth and bite, allowing us to treat problems prematurely. This image is also used to produce crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants, with more accuracy than the traditional impressions.

Who is a candidate for the Digital impression (iTero)?

At Rio Dental Studio we use the digital impression in every single patient. The scan is painless, quick and provides us with highly-detailed imaging. In fact, we may even use this scan for pediatric patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment. You can feel confident in the technology being used in our office to take these digital dental impressions.

What can you expect with the Digital impression (iTero)?

First, we will sit you comfortably in one of our operatories. A small digital wand is placed inside of your mouth and swept above and around your teeth. As the image is being taken, it is displayed on a computer screen for us to view and study. We will then use these impressions to make your dental restorations, providing a more customized and comfortable fit. The scan is painless and is completely safe for all patients. You may need to have these scans done whenever we need to obtain a 3D digital view of your teeth and their positioning.

If you'd like to learn more about iTero digital scanning technology, call our office today to speak with one of our trained staff members.