At Waterside Dentalcare we are committed to keeping up to date with the newest advances in technology which we feel will truly benefit our patients.
Our iTero intraoral scanner has changed the way we take impressions for patients and has greatly improved our workflow. The iTero intraoral scanner allows us to take digital impressions; it simultaneously captures 2D images in colour with highly accurate 3D laser scanning to build a digital image of your teeth.
Our iTero intra oral scanner negates the need for more conventional gooey impressions in almost all cases. There is a compact wand, which you will feel vibrating slightly, which captures images and laser scans the teeth. We slowly work our way around the mouth and build a digital image of your teeth.
It does take slightly longer than conventional impressions; however we can stop and start the scanning as many times as needed so patients can have a rest or swallow. We have had lots of positive feedback from our patients and almost all of them prefer the digital impression scanner to conventional impressions.
Patients also like being able to see the digital impressions on screen and it helps us to show people aspects of their teeth which we can’t show you in a mirror and therefore helps us to explain treatment options.