Getting impressions of your teeth was always been a bit awkward. Gooey compound squirted into dental trays and put into your mouth often triggered a gag reflex. It sometimes resulted in our having to take several rounds of impressions to get it right.
Colorado Healthy Smiles is proud to stay on top of the advances in dental technology. We recently purchased an iTero® Element Intraoral Scanner that eliminates the mess and unpleasantness associated with traditional tray and putty dental impressions. Our patients will now experience a gag-free procedure.
With the new iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner, we are able to take precise digital impressions of your teeth and jaw. You’ll see your teeth instantly in 3-D!
The scanner ensures a comfortable, more accurate impression from your first appointment, resulting in faster and safer treatment. Now you will spend less time at our office in Lafayette and more time doing other things that you love.
What are the benefits to you?
The iTero scanner’s high-precision 3D capabilities ensure a more customized and comfortable fit so that your dental restoration will look, feel great, and last for many years. It captures the exact contours of your teeth, laying out every peak and valley of your biting surfaces, with no gooey mess and no unpleasant taste or smell.
With this information, we can send the information to the dental lab for the fabrication of your dental appliance, including inlays, onlays, veneers, Invisalign, crowns, bridges, and dentures. This also allows for faster delivery time for Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® aligners.
As a matter of fact, Invisalign cases that start with an iTero scan® have seven times fewer fit issues than those started with traditional impressions. With the iTero scanner, we can view SD scans onscreen immediately so you will be able to see the before and after of your treatment with no need to retake any impressions.
If you would like to learn more about the iTero Element intraoral scanner at Colorado Healthy Smiles and how it can help you, we invite you to contact our office today.