iTero Scanner New York

Modern Dentistry to Enhance Your Next Treatment

Some dental treatments require capturing detailed molds of your existing teeth. This includes dental restorations or oral appliances to shift teeth or protect enamel. If you need any of these treatments, biting into impression material is typically required. Unfortunately, this material is hardly comfortable for the patient, and sometimes, the material can fail to provide an accurate representation of your mouth and teeth. With the iTero Scanner in our New York dental office, that completely changes. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ira Newman and see how you can benefit from this advanced dental technology, give his office a call!

How Is the iTero Scanner Used for Dental Treatments?

Monitor with digital impressions of teeth from iTero scanner in New York

We customize every restoration or oral appliance that you receive at our office. Part of that process involves capturing detailed models of your existing teeth, whether they have been damaged by decay or not. Traditionally, you would need to bite down into a gray putty-like material, which is then cast into a model that is sent to a dental lab. From there, the restoration or appliance is fabricated with your mouth and teeth’s unique shape in mind.

With the iTero scanner, we don’t have to ask you to do that any longer. The device can be utilized for many treatments, including:

  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Dentures
  • NTI-Tension Suppression System
  • Invisalign Clear Aligners
  • Nightguards and Athletic Sportsguards

How Does the iTero Scanner Work?

Dentist showing a patient digital scans of their teeth

The device itself comes in two parts. This includes the handheld portion that is used by the dentist, and the monitor, which sits to the side while the scan takes place. As Dr. Newman carefully scans all the areas of your teeth, it captures hundreds of photos in a matter of minutes and then sends those images to the iTero computer. As the photos are received, a 3D image of their mouth is displayed for closer viewing. With this comprehensive 3D model, the dental lab can then create a series of restorations or an oral appliance based on the unique shape of your mouth, teeth, and other oral structures.

What Are the Benefits of the iTero Scanner?

Digital model of row of teeth on computer screen

One of the most notable benefits of using an iTero scanner is the fact that you won’t have to bite into the gray impression material that is often used in dental offices. Not only does it taste unpleasant, but it often feels quite uncomfortable to bite into. The iTero lets us go fully digital, so you’re not forced to use a product that you don’t enjoy.

Furthermore, Dr. Newman can make adjustments to the 3D model of your mouth on the fly should he need to, ensuring the most accurate restoration or appliance is made the first time. At the end of the day, having a crown, bridge, or denture that fits right is crucial to ensuring longevity and comfort. The same goes for any oral appliance that you need, whether it’s to protect teeth or shift them into a straighter position via Invisalign clear aligners.