New dental technology can make all the difference when it comes to providing a comfortable patient experience and beautiful results. Ocean Dental is proud to be able to offer the latest digital imagery to our patients with a new iTero Intraoral Scanner.
This article describes this state-of-the-art piece of equipment and how it can help give you the smile and first impression you’ve always wanted.
What is an intraoral scanner?
An intraoral scanner is a device that builds an incredibly accurate three-dimensional image of your teeth that can be viewed on a computer screen and used for creating a variety of [dental prostheses](preventive dentistry in NJ https://oceandentalnj.com/services/preventive-dentistry/). In just a couple of minutes, our iTero Intraoral Scanner can capture all the data it needs to create a full model of your mouth. The best part is, you won’t feel a thing!
Working with the model
Once the digital imaging of your teeth is complete, your dentist can use the model to perform a wide range of treatments, including the fabrication and installation of incredibly realistic crowns and bridges.
Not only is digital imagery far more accurate than the traditional method of taking impressions, it doesn’t require that you bite down on a liquid mold. Say good-bye to a gooey mess and hello to a more comfortable treatment experience. The digital impression created by the iTero model can even be used for all Invisalign services.
Straighten your teeth with Invisalign
Invisalign is a revolutionary system for straightening your teeth without the need for braces or other traditional orthodontics. Through the use of clear aligners, you can achieve the smile you want in as little as six months.
Using the digital image mapped by the scanner, your dentist can order custom Invisalign trays and even use the Invisalign outcome simulator to show you what your new smile might look like right there on the computer screen.
Invisalign offers a number of benefits over braces:
- Works just as fast or faster.
- Less discomfort compared to braces and other brands of clear aligners.
- Achieve up to 75% more predictable results.
- Made with see-through, nearly unnoticeable, material
- New SmartTrack material is easier than ever to take on and off.
- Can be removed for eating, sports or other activities.
Learn more about digital imaging
Watch this short video on our YouTube channel to learn more about the iTero Intraoral Scanner. If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Just give us a call at 732-935-0905. Ocean Dental is located at 167 Avenue at the Common, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 and provides award-winning care including preventive, general, restorative, cosmetic and periodontal therapy, Invisalign and appliance therapy including sleep appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Visit oceandentalnj.com for more information.