For some people, the worst part about receiving a crown, inlay/onlay, bridge, or a denture is the impression. The material used to make that impression is so (messy) and has to stay in your mouth for several minutes. Even patients who don’t have a sensitive gag reflex can be bothered. Hasn’t dental technology devised a more comfortable way? Yes! At Dentistry@1881, impressions are now produced using the iTero Scanner. With a quick and easy scan of your tooth, your dentist in Toronto produces a clear 3D impression that is not only more comfortable for you as the patient, but also provides a more accurate image of your tooth.
The new iTero Scanner at Dentistry@1881 allows the dentist to take digital 3D images of the exact characteristics of the surfaces of any tooth as well as periodontal tissue. A small handheld wand is inserted in your mouth to capture an image of your tooth or even several teeth. Almost immediately, you and your dentist can view the scan on the computer screen.
No unpleasant taste and the ability to breathe and swallow normally during scanning translates into a comfortable experience for patients.
Safe and Accurate
A laser generates the images—there are no x-rays, so iTero offers a completely radiation-free method of creating precise imagery of your mouth and teeth. While traditional impression (material) can sometimes be distorted, necessitating taking another impression, iTero is always accurate the first time and consequently saves you time in the dental chair because impressions for restorations are complete in only three to five minutes.
Comfortable Fitting Restorations
With iTero, your Toronto dentist at Dentistry@1881 gives patients bridges, crowns, porcelain inlays, and veneers that fit precisely, so they are completely comfortable. Because the digital impressions with iTero are so exact, we can create a restoration that feels more like a natural tooth. Most patients report that they are unable to tell the difference between one of their own teeth and a tooth that has a restoration designed with the aid of iTero.
Call Your Dentist in Toronto Today
To learn more about iTero, or to schedule an appointment for a restorative dentistry service that will be comfortable and convenient, call the team at Dentistry@1881. Dr. Tamo and her team of dental hygienists and dental assistants will be happy to help you have a smile that looks and feels as good as the one Mother Nature designed.