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iTero Digital Scanner is here- say goodbye to messy impressions!

Dental and orthodontic procedures are often limited by technology. Improper crown and mouth guard fits, prosthetic devices that don’t quite match the bite of a patient and cumbersome molds are just a few problems that this limitation creates.
Advances in technology are allowing dentists and orthodontists to provide a new level of quality in their work.
Technology like the iTero™ scanner represents one of the most essential tools needed for any professional dealing with oral restoration.

Let’s explore the benefits that the iTero™ scanner enjoys over traditional impression technologies that have existed for decades without any radical changes.

What Does the iTero™ Scanner Do?

The iTero™ Intraoral Scanner is designed to make the process of measuring a patient’s mouth easier and more comfortable than ever before while offering a significantly higher degree of precision.
There are two parts to the iTero™: the wand and the station itself.
The wand employs incredibly precise imaging technology capable of capturing even the smallest details about a patient’s mouth. This occurs without the need for cumbersome impressions or movement of the patient’s mouth.
The wand captures thousands of images in the patient’s mouth that it then sends to the station. It does so automatically.
The station processes the data that the wand captures. It turns it into a 3D model that can be updated in real time.

Why Use the iTero™ Scanner Over Traditional Methods?

Traditional methods of creating an impression require the use of  impressions taken with material that gradually hardens.
The problem with both of these methods is that patients tend to feel uncomfortable in these situations. This can dramatically alter the results of these impressions.
Because the patient must adjust their mouth and keep it stationary for the best image, their bite may be artificially adjusted.
This can make everything from mouth guards to braces fit incorrectly, which can have long-term effects on a patient’s skeletal structure.
The iTero™ scanner doesn’t have these problems. It allows for a free impression of the patient’s mouth that automatically accounts for many of the deviations that tend to present themselves with other imaging techniques.
This allows for impressions that:
Are more accurate than other methods can provide.
Tend to be faster to record.
Are less prone to errors.
Require fewer retakes than other methods.
Create more accurate prosthetic devices that require less fine tuning.
Can be used to create devices faster due to the lack of needed modeling.
Tend to allow for a higher degree of comfort to the patient and care provider.

The iTero™ Scanner: Bringing a New Level of Quality to the Office The iTero™ scanner allows for dentists to give their patients significantly more accurate and comfortable work.
It makes appointments faster and reduces the amount of error encountered during the creation of devices made to fit in a patient’s mouth.
This means the iTero™ scanner represents a new level of quality when it comes to taking tooth impressions.
This allows for a higher degree of care that lasts longer, which ultimately benefits the patient and the care provider.

Join our office

Thursday, January 24th from 4pm – 7pm

to learn more about iTero scanning and

how it can benefit you!

Call now to reserve your spot for a free scan!

703-835-9251

I want a smile like Meghan Markles!

Meghan Markle

 

Royal wedding buzz is in full force with the upcoming nuptials of Harry and Meghan!  What are we hearing in our office, I want a smile like Meghan’s!  Everyone is fascinated with her beautiful natural smile, perfect color, shape and sized teeth- just sheer perfection.  So how do you go about creating this fabulous smile?  Finding a skilled cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Mullaney, is the first step.

A smile is a unique expression of a person.  There are a lot of factors that will affect how the final results will look.  Dr. Mullaney can give you a stunning smile, but whether or not it will look exactly like Meghan’s depends on a lot of things- some of them include:

  • Your face shape
  • Your jawbone structure
  • Your gumline
  • The condition of your teeth
  • Your lip shape

Your smile is much more than the shape and color of your teeth.

So how do you get to a beautiful Meghan like smile?  There are several things that may be considered to get you to your perfect smile, for example, you may need orthodontic treatment, do you have teeth that need to be replaced, are your teeth uneven?  These are all things Dr. Mullaney will discuss with you in the planning of your perfect smile.

We would love to discuss your smile and how we can enhance it- call our office now to schedule an appointment with one of the areas premier cosmetic dentists.  703-835-9251