The iTero intraoral scanner is a revolutionary technology that enhances how dentists practice. At Custerpoint Dental in Plano, TX, the iTero scanner is used by Dr. Tam and Dr. Chiem to quickly and accurately scan the inside of patients’ mouths and create detailed 3D images of the teeth. This scanner allows them to detect any problems with the teeth and gums quickly and accurately. With that information, it helps the doctor and patient make informed decisions together about what treatment is necessary.
What is the iTero Intraoral Scanner?
The iTero scanner uses an array of lasers and sensors to map the inside of the mouth in detail. We can then use this map to create a 3D model of the teeth and gums, allowing our doctors to identify any issues with the teeth and gums in real time.
How Does the iTero Intraoral Scanner Work?
The iTero scanner takes hundreds of images of the patient’s mouth. It contains a special camera that captures the images, which are then combined to create a 3D model of the patient’s mouth. The 3D model is then used to diagnose and plan the treatment. With the iTero scanner, Dr. Tam and Dr. Chiem can make an accurate diagnosis and plan therapy without taking physical impressions of the patient’s teeth.
What are the Benefits of iTero?
For patients, the iTero scanner offers an improved dental experience. The scanner eliminates the need for physical impressions, meaning patients no longer have to bite down on putty to create the impressions. The scanning process is also completely digital, meaning patients no longer have to wait for the impressions to be sent off to a lab. The iTero allows for a more comfortable and faster experience, as well as an improved overall level of accuracy.
The iTero scanner is also a great tool for patient education. The detailed 3D images created by the scanner can be used to show patients exactly what is happening inside their mouths and can help them better understand the treatment they need.
In addition, we can use the iTero scanner to create digital models of a patient’s teeth, which we can use to plan treatment, create custom dental restorations, and even fabricate custom restorations. This scanner allows our dentists to provide the most precise and accurate treatment possible, significantly improving the patient’s overall experience.
Is the iTero Scanner Safe?
Yes, the iTero intraoral scanner is safe. It poses no health risk to our patients because it only emits visible light, which means no additional radiation exposure to you..
The iTero process
Our iTero 3D scanner is quick and simple to use! The scanner’s wand will first be used by Dr. Tam, Dr. Chiem, or a member of our skilled dental team to take pictures of your teeth, including all tooth surfaces and gum tissues. These photos are converted into a 3D model, which Dr. Tam and Dr. Chiem will use to develop your unique treatment strategy. You’ll be able to see immediate digital images of your teeth as we scan them. Retakes, which were frequently required when taking impressions or X-rays, are no longer required.
Overall, Drs. Tam and Chiem can take a painless and effective digital impression of your teeth and gums using iTero. The procedure is quick and precise, and you can anticipate that the entire procedure will take only 15 minutes. The scanner is fast and accurate; you can expect the process to take only 15 minutes.
iTero in Plano, Texas
Overall, the iTero intraoral scanner is a revolutionary technology that revolutionizes how dentists practice. At Custerpoint Dental in Plano, TX, Dr. Tam and Dr. Chiem use the iTero scanner to quickly and accurately scan the inside of patients’ mouths and create detailed 3D images of the teeth. The scanner allows them to detect any problems with the teeth and gums quickly and accurately and make informed decisions about what treatment is necessary. The iTero scanner is also an excellent tool for patient education. We can use it to show patients exactly what is happening inside their mouths and help them better understand the treatment they need. Schedule an appointment today.