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Oxshott Dental is delighted to be using the iTero Element Scanner, we are able to offer patients treatment using state of the art iTero technology, the iTero is an advanced piece of equipment that we are very excited to have in our practice
What is iTero?
iTero is a revolutionary new technique, which is used to create dental impressions without the use of traditional impression material. iTero technology uses digital 3D images of the patient’s mouth, rather than dental trays and putty and can be used to create a number of different dental prosthesis. The current way of taking impressions involves the use of dental putty; the process can be difficult to get achieve, here at Oxshott dental we have traditionally used putty like material to create a model of a patient’s teeth, even with our expertise it can be inaccurate and it can also be very uncomfortable for patients.
iTero technology is set to revolutionise the way dentists create dental impressions. This new technique will reduce the time in the dentist’s chair, improve accuracy, reduce mess and make the ‘impression’ appointment an altogether more pleasant experience
How does iTero work?
iTero technology uses a digital scanner to generate perfect replica images of the mouth. The images and measurements can then be used by dental technicians to create and manufacture a number of dental devices, which will fit the mouth perfectly and
iTero technology uses a digital scanner to generate perfect replica images of the mouth. The images and measurements can then be used by dental technicians to create and manufacture a number of dental devices, which will fit the mouth perfectly and reduce the need to retake putty impressions.
What are the benefits of iTero?
iTero technology has taken America by storm and is making its way over to the UK. Dentists in the USA say using iTero has eliminated the need for re-makes and made the process of creating new dental devices much easier and quicker. iTero is also very cost effective because it achieves the correct result first time.
The most important benefit of iTero technology is the ability to make dental devices work as effectively as possible; dental devices do not function effectively when they don’t fit properly and they can also cause pain and discomfort. The scanner produces a perfect digital image of the mouth, meaning that the device can be manufactured to fit the patient perfectly which will in turn result is a more comfortable impression process which provides you with more accurate, well-fitting Crowns, Bridges and Implant restorations.
Benefits of the Scanner include
Taking impressions is much more comfortable for our patients - no more gagging!
No need for messy impressions
It is much quicker to manufacture the dental devices being measured for
Faster treatment planning
More cost-effective process as the results are more accurate
The end performance of crowns, veneers or aligners is much improved due to the image taken being much more accurate
The software makes it easy for patients to visualise your new smile