Mount Royal Dental is pleased to introduce new technology in their Burlington ON office, with big advantages for patients. The iTero intraoral scanner makes high resolution digital impressions quick and comfortable, for precise treatment planning.
The purpose of this intraoral scanner is to provide detailed three-dimensional, distortion-free images of soft tissues and dentition. These digital impressions help your dentist design better-fitting appliances to achieve treatment goals efficiently.
Using a small wand, the dentist takes video at a rate of 6,000 frames per second, coupled with robust computer software to create a virtual copy of your mouth. Still images can be isolated, as well. The electronic file is easily saved. It travels in minutes to the dental laboratory where appliances are fabricated, and can be sent to your other medical providers for integrated care.
Historically, dental impressions were made with a multi-step process involving a gooey medium. There were plenty of opportunities for inaccuracy from the impression not setting up correctly – precision of the pour, length of time the material was in the patient’s mouth, and office temperature. An intraoral scanner eliminates imprecise, time-consuming steps and contributes to an accurate outcome.
Scanning technology is beneficial in any circumstance in which a precise, panoramic view of the mouth aids in treatment. The iTero scanner is used for dental crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges, dental implants, and orthodontics.
Our dentists are especially excited about iTero’s Invisalign connectivity, using the scanner to:
The process is comfortable, with two sizes of tips to accommodate all mouths, and it doesn’t stimulate gag reflex. Plus, each sterile tip is sealed in packaging to essentially eliminate risk of cross contamination. Viewable images aid in patient education, helping you and your dentist communicate clearly. Most importantly, you get a dental appliance that fits well and effectively accomplishes treatment.
Schedule an appointment at Mount Royal Dental in Burlington ON to learn more about intraoral scanning technology. The number is (905) 581-9912.