Traditional methods for taking impressions of the teeth can be uncomfortable and a bit messy. Traditional impressions required a “goopy” putty substance that patients had to bite into to leave an impression of their smile. This method often makes patients gag and leaves a bad taste in their mouth.
We started using the iTero digital impression system for a number of reasons. Here’s what we love about the iTero scanning system:
Top 5 Benefits of iTero Digital Impressions
1. iTero Digital Scanner Produces Precise, Accurate Impressions
The iTero digital scanning system produces precise, accurate, detailed impressions of the teeth. This technology produces 10 times fewer rejections than traditional impression methods! That means the system is 10 times more likely to produce an accurate result on the first try. Traditional methods sometimes require two or three tries to get an accurate impression.
2. iTero Digital Scanner Saves Time
The iTero system produces impressions in under 5 minutes! This system only takes 2 to 3 minutes to scan the teeth and bite, and develop a 3-D model of your smile. Instead of using a tray filled with a goopy putty material, the iTero scanner wand allows Dr. King to map the edges and surfaces of the teeth with minimal room for error.
3. iTero Digital Scanner is Comfortable!
The iTero Digital scanner is specially-designed to fit comfortably in the mouth.
iTero’s small handheld wand enables patients to breathe and swallow easily while the iTero digital impression scans their bite. This device won’t expose you to any radiation or leave a poor taste in your mouth!
4. iTero Digital Scanner Produces a Preview of Your New Smile!
With iTero Digital Scanner, you can preview a simulation of your new smile before you even begin treatment!
This device can be used for braces or Invisalign®. The digital software is able to predict the movement of your teeth, before you even begin treatment, to show you a preview of how your end smile results are likely to look.
5. iTero is Eco-Friendly!
The iTero digital impression system presents a sustainable way to take impressions. This system replaces the need for disposable impression trays and materials.
The digital impressions we take are stored electronically. In case of an error, we can correct it before submitting the impression to the dental laboratory. This mitigates the need for paperwork and printed records!
We use iTero, because it allows us to take 3D-digital impressions of your teeth and gums more accurately and more comfortably than other impression methods. The iTero system produces precise, accurate impressions in only a few minutes. It sits comfortably in the mouth, and it shows you a simulated preview of your projected smile results—before you even begin treatment!
If you’re ready to experience the difference with the iTero digital impression system and Dr. King’s quality of care, then it’s time to schedule your free consultation!
Visit our Jupiter office, or schedule a virtual smile assessment without leaving your home. We are on a mission to provide affordable, high-quality treatment, using the most advanced technologies available!