iTero Invisalign Scanner - Best Digital Dentistry in South Bay Area, California
We strive to offer cutting-edge technology for our patients, which not only improves the aesthetic and functional outcome of treatment but also significantly reduces the treatment time. As a digital dental office in Los Gatos, one of our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment is the iTero digital scanner, and for a limited time we are offering free digital scans and before/after simulations for our patients living in South Bay Area Communities, including Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Saratoga and Santa Clara.
But what is an iTero scanner, and how does it work? Continue reading to find out more.
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What is a Digital Scanner?
A digital scanner is a device that records high-resolution, digital, 3D images of your teeth and oral structures. This device is a convenient, comfortable, and more accurate alternative to physical impressions – which many patients find messy and uncomfortable.
What are the Applications of the iTero Scanner?
The iTero scanner enables Dr. Esfandiari to make digital impressions of your teeth with precision and accuracy for the following dental procedures:
Dr. Esfandiari uses the iTero scanners to visualize 3D images of your teeth – allowing her to diagnose the underlying cause of your malocclusion and prepare a customized treatment plan. Digital scanners are also helpful for making teeth impressions that will subsequently be used to fabricate removable clear aligners.
The iTero scanner allows dentists to make digital impressions of the prepared teeth, which are then used for fabricating porcelain veneers and crowns using milling technology.
Tooth replacement with implants is an exacting procedure. The implant has to be inserted precisely at the predetermined position to obtain an optimal aesthetic and functional outcome. Dr. Esfandiari uses the iTero scanner to make digital impressions of your teeth and ascertain the precise location for the placement of the implants.
The iTero scanner is also utilized to make digital impressions to fabricate prostheses like mouth-guards, retainers, and removable dentures.
What are the Benefits of the iTero Scanner?
If you’re wondering how the iTero scanner will help improve your treatment outcome, here are some of the clinical benefits of this device:
Comfort and ConvenienceThe iTero scanner does away with the need for physical impressions, which were an unpleasant experience for the patients, and cause gagging in some cases. The iTero scanners eliminate all these problems.
AccuracyWith physical impressions, there is always the risk of dimensional inaccuracies and flaws. The iTero scanner is extremely precise and accurate. As a result, your prostheses at our office will have the exact dimensions and prevent problems such as frequent dislodgement and secondary decay around the restoration.
SafetyPhysical teeth impressions have to pass through several stages until a tooth model is prepared. As a result, they carry a high risk of infection transmission. On the other hand, the iTero scanner will quickly make an impression of your teeth immediately displayed on a screen. Digital impressions also save time as they show instant results. These digital images can then be saved on a computer or shared with other dentists for a consultation.
Contact Our Invisalign Dentist in Los Gatos
As part of our commitment to bringing a comprehensive array of quality, in-house dental procedures, the Dr. Mahsa Esfandiari Dental Group is proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners to our patients in the South Bay Area. Invisalign prices are similar to the price of traditional braces, making this option a more comfortable and practically invisible way to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (408) 371-1070 to have a consultation with any of our Los Gatos Dental Group dentists, and we will be happy to help!