Pure Dental Care in the Central Park South area of Manhattan wants to introduce you to their new state-of-the-art device, the iTero® imaging system. This advanced technology enables your dentist to scan and capture images of your mouth and teeth quickly and conveniently. Here’s a closer look at how this equipment will help you.
What You Should Know About iTero Imaging Systems
How iTero Works
The device consists of a small, handheld wand connected to a software system with a touch display screen. During your appointment, your dentist will hold the wand in your mouth and slowly rotate it for a comprehensive view. As it moves, the gadget uses safe, low-grade, medically approved radiation to capture images of your teeth and gums. The application then takes these images and creates a 3D model of your mouth including coloring and precise measurements. The entire process generally takes no more than 10 minutes. Many patients find it more comfortable than X-rays, which require large equipment and special mouth inserts.
How Your Dentist Will Use Imaging for Restoration
Your dentist will use the 3D image to identify problem areas and create a comprehensive treatment plan. The technology is often used for restoration purposes, allowing your oral health professional to plan for dental bridges, crowns, implants, fillings, or veneers. Since the correct measurements are already included, there’s no need to take molds or impressions as with traditional methods. From there, your dentist will send their designs to a lab to produce the solution you need.
How Imaging Helps Orthodontics
The 3D model of your mouth can be used to create braces, retainers, or other custom orthodontic products. Your oral health expert will also be able to track your progress by taking new scans at regular intervals during your treatment. This offers your dental professional the ability to make precise and up-to-date care recommendations. They can even create a time lapse to show you how far you’ve come. If you use Invisalign®, iTero can connect directly to your account to show you real-time adjustments and corrections. You’ll also be able to visualize your mouth’s changes, watching your teeth and jaw structure gradually aligning.
To see this advancement in action, visit the dentists of Pure Dental Care at their convenient offices just south of Manhattan, NY’s Central Park. Call their friendly and experienced staff today at (212) 256-1292 to set up an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their facility and family-friendly environment.