iTero Technology in Reading
Woodborough House Dental Practice is delighted to be one of the first practices in the UK to offer patients treatment using state of the art iTero technology, an advanced piece of equipment that is sure to come on leaps and bounds in the dental arena.
What is iTero?
iTero is a revolutionary new technique, which is used to create dental impressions. iTero technology uses digital 3D images of the patient’s mouth, rather than dental trays and putty and can be used to create a range of different dental devices. The technology ensures that impressions are extremely accurate and eliminates the need for re-appointment. Dentists are often required to create impressions of patient’s teeth on a regular basis, with the success of many different treatments and devices dependent on a well appointed, accurate impression. The current way of taking impressions involves the use of dental putty; the process can be difficult to get right, 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. The new technique will reduce time in the dentist’s chair, improve accuracy, reduce mess and eliminate the need for further appointments.
How does iTero work?
iTero technology has been developed by Cadent, and 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 dental devices, which will fit the mouth perfectly and increase the efficacy of the treatment.
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 improve the performance of the dental device significantly.
The iTero scanner makes everyone’s lives easier, from the team here at Woodborough House Dental Practice to dental technicians to the patient.
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How will iTero benefit me as a patient?
Patients often find it uncomfortable when dentists play around with dental putty, trying to create an accurate impression of their mouth, but with iTero technology putty and dental trays could become a thing of past.
Using a digital scanner, rather than dental putty and a tray, will increase the accuracy of the impression which means it will fit the patient’s mouth better and the device will consequently work more effectively.
No repeat appointments
The increased accuracy of the original impression will also eliminate the need for repeat appointments, as well as cutting time in the dentist’s chair. iTero will be particularly beneficial for anxious patients and those who don’t like the feel of the putty in their mouth. The scanner takes only a few minutes and will not cause any discomfort in the mouth.