How does an itero 3D dental scanner work?
iTero is a brand of digital intraoral scanner used in dentistry to capture detailed, 3D images of a patient’s teeth and gums. The iTero scanner uses optical scanning technology to take hundreds of thousands of digital images of the inside of a patient’s mouth. These images are then combined to create a highly detailed, three-dimensional model of the patient’s teeth and gums.
The iTero scanner is a small, hand-held device that dentists or dental assistants use to scan the inside of a patient’s mouth. The device has a small camera and light on the tip, which is positioned inside the patient’s mouth. As the camera captures images, the scanner’s software combines them to create a detailed, 3D model of the teeth and gums.
During the scanning process, the patient bites down on a small, disposable wand that is inserted into their mouth. This helps to stabilize the jaw and keep the teeth in a consistent position as the scanner captures images. The scanner’s software can also use these wand bite to register the scan and align it with the previous one if needed.
Once the scanning is complete, the dentist or orthodontist can view the 3D model on a computer screen, which can be used to diagnose and plan treatment for various dental issues. The images can also be used to create detailed, virtual models of the patient’s teeth, which can be used to create custom dental restorations, such as crowns and bridges, or to plan orthodontic treatment.
iTero 3D dental scanner is a very useful tool for dentistry, it provides fast and accurate images, reduce the need for traditional impressions and decrease the amount of time a patient must spend in the dental chair.
We use this latest technology at Avondale House Dental Surgery