Few people enjoy dental visits, but modern amenities can make your trips to the dentist more comfortable. Such amenities as iPads, noise-canceling headphones, and innovative technology like the iTero® digital scanner can help you relax.
Take traditional dental impressions.
Instead of old-school putty and trays that leave you scraping the chalk-like flavor out of your mouth, the iTero scanner is digital. It involves a wand-like device to scan your mouth and take digital impressions of your teeth and gums.
This advanced imaging technology creates a 3D model of your teeth and gums in minutes so you and your dentist can see an accurate rendering of your mouth.
We prioritize our patients’ comfort at Greenwich Dentistry in Cos Cob, Connecticut. You can listen to your personal Spotify channels on our noise-canceling headphones or relax in silence if you prefer. And we use other innovative tools, such as the iTero digital scanner.
How the iTero digital scanner enhances your comfort
Here are five ways this advanced digital tool can improve your dental visit while helping us better see the shape of your teeth and gums.
No more messy impression material
Even in the best scenario, the putty materials used in traditional impressions are uncomfortable; for some patients, they’re gag-inducing. No matter how they flavor this putty, it’s no fun having it plastered in your mouth and waiting while it sets.
Faster and more accurate
The iTero scanner takes impressions of your mouth in a few minutes vs. the 10 minutes or more it takes with putty impressions. It’s also more accurate because results using the traditional method can get distorted thanks to tray placement, putty shrinkage, or patient movement.
With an accurate 3D model, your providers at Greenwich Dentistry can show you exactly what’s happening in your mouth. The iTero scanner also allows you to visualize the “after” if you’re considering specific treatments.
The iTero digital scanner is helpful in various applications. Whether you need restorative treatments like crowns and bridges, cosmetic treatments like veneers, or orthodontic treatments like Invisalign®, the scanner ensures we have the necessary and most accurate information.
No radiation exposure
Traditional putty impressions require patients to sit for X-rays, which means radiation exposure. But the iTero scanner is radiation-free and completely safe. That could be especially comforting if you need multiple impressions taken.
To learn more about the iTero digital scanner and how technology can improve your dental visits, call the Greenwich Dentistry office at 203-869-2066 today to schedule an appointment.