Digital Intraoral Scanner
Intraoral scanners are used to create digital dental impressions through a much less invasive process than traditional dental impressions—that require mold trays and impression material (alginate) to sit in your mouth. We use the iTero Element digital scanner when creating impressions for Invisalign® or dental crowns, to ensure the highest possible accuracy.
How do Intraoral Scanners work?
The scanner projects a light source onto the area of your teeth to be scanned. Images of the scanned teeth are captured by imaging sensors and are processed by scanning software, that produces a 3D surface model of your teeth.
What are the benefits of using Intraoral Scanners?
- Patient Comfort—Creation of digital impressions is significantly more comfortable for the patient; no more goopy impressions!
- Improved Accuracy—Digital impressions provide more detail and increased accuracy compared to traditional impressions
- Time Efficient—Digital impressions require less time than traditional impressions
- No Wait Time—Resulting dental impressions are available the moment they are captured