Posted on February 24, 2020
Here at Stoney Creek Dental, we are always looking for new ways to serve our patients. We recently invested in an advanced scanning technology, the iTero Elements Scanner. This device comes with a High-Definition, 21.5-inch Multi-touch Display, which will provide patients with the ability to see 3D, coloured scanning of their teeth.
This device will provide immense relief from the traditional method of making impressions, which was to have patients bite into gooey material with a bitter taste. Now, patients will enjoy a much more comfortable process when getting dental and orthodontic treatments.
Why an iTero Element Scanner?
The kind of tools our dentists have used for making impressions of our patients' teeth in the past was great, but they were time-consuming tools. Patients were often arriving for their scheduled appointment and staying there for much longer than anticipated. Now, our patients will have the convenience of having scans carried out by the iTero scanner, which takes no more than a few minutes. Such scans can be delivered straight to a lab, allowing for same-day temporization.
The iTero Element Scanner will ensure our dentists drastically cut down appointment times. A recent study[i] showed that clinics using the scanner saved anywhere between 23-33 minutes per patient, with iTero Element scans to fit aligners working out to be 10 times more accurate compared to PVS impressions (The treatment where they shove the sticky gooey stuff between your teeth and gums – not fun!).
How Will You Benefit?
The iTero Element Scanner has a broad range of applications that it can be used for. Whether you are getting crowns, bridges, or Invisalign clear aligners, the scanner can be used to make incredibly accurate images of your teeth so that your dental treatments fit perfectly.
The scanner can even be used to show you how your mouth will look after a treatment is completed. So, for example, if you are getting Invisalign, you will be able to see right away how your mouth will look after your teeth have been straightened! This can serve as a strong motivation to remember to wear your aligners each day.
And with Invisalign follow-up treatments, your dentist will be able to see your progress in seconds. After each check-up, you will witness first-hand how much your smile improves – the scanner will save all of your previous scans, and you will see the massive difference our orthodontic treatment makes!
In short, the iTero Element Scanner will help you to receive better, more comfortable dental care in a fraction of the time that you would be able to get through traditional methods.
Contact us today
Whatever dental treatment you need, if it would normally require traditional dental impressions, the team at Stoney Creek Dental can help you to have a better experience with the iTero Element Scanner. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.