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iTero Digital Scanning: The Future of Dental Impressions
December 29, 2020

Digital Dental Impressions

Suffering through gooey dental impressions are a thing of the past at Hinsdale Dentistry. If you have been putting off necessary dental work because of the impression process, take relief in knowing that there is a modern alternative. Digital scanning from iTero allows for better-fitting restorations in less time.

Digital scanning can be used for dental crowns, bridges, veneers, or Invisalign. Read on to learn more about iTero Digital Scanning and how it can change your view on cosmetic dentistry treatments.

A Better Dental Experience With iTero

One service dental patients dread most is the traditional impression process. Traditional impressions require an uncomfortable two minutes of gooey material. The process can be uncomfortable for anyone, but this statement can ring especially true for those with a sensitive gag reflex or dental anxiety.

Digital impressions have transformed restorative dentistry treatments. Our office at Hinsdale Dentistry uses iTero to take virtual, highly accurate 3D impressions of your teeth and the inside of your mouth. A custom dental restoration can then be created from the precise, detailed images captured. Digital scans also help to streamline the entire Invisalign process in addition to cosmetic dentistry treatments. iTero allows our providers to project how your teeth will look after your treatment digitally, so you know exactly what to expect with your results.

Highly Accurate 3D Impressions

Intraoral digital scans help create accurate physical dental models for restorative dentistry work, including crowns, dental implants, and veneers. This revolutionary technology captures detailed images of a patient’s mouth to create three-dimensional dental images in a matter of minutes. The entire digital scanning process is simple, effective, and quick. 3D digital scans can produce a more detailed result when compared to traditional 2D images. iTero digital scans are ideal for anyone looking to straighten their smile with Invisalign.

Digital Impressions For Invisalign

Invisalign is a proven method for successfully straightening a patient’s smile without the use of traditional braces. The Invisalign process consists of a series of clear aligner trays that gradually straighten your smile. Aligners are crafted with 3D imaging to fit your teeth perfectly and guarantee a comfortable treatment.

Dr. Peter Harnois and our treatment coordinators at Hinsdale Dentistry will take a panoramic x-ray, photos and scan your teeth using an iTero intraoral scanner. The iTero intraoral scanner will create a digital 3-D image used to create a precise treatment plan. By utilizing this technology, we will show you a virtual representation of the exact movement of your teeth and how they will move during each stage of your Invisalign treatment.

This advanced technology offers three key benefits:

  • Fewer adjustments
  • Less frequent appointments
  • A shorter treatment time 

Digital Scanning For Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Traditional impressions are an uncomfortable piece of the dental restoration process. Capturing precise, detailed images aids us in creating custom dental restorations. This provides our patients with the best possible results and a streamlined treatment process.

Messy Impressions Are a Thing of the Past at Hinsdale Dentistry

iTero Intraoral Scanners are already the leader in dental technology; however, they continuously refine their intraoral scanning options. Renowned for its accuracy, iTero helps increase capture speed while keeping patients comfortable and relaxed during the imaging process.

At Hinsdale Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the care and technology needed to keep their smiles healthy. Our dental health professionals are committed to continuing education and learning about everything modern dentistry has to offer. Contact us today to learn more about digital impressions and how they can help to transform your smile.