October 31, 2016
Dentistry is constantly evolving, and the best dentists keep an eye out on the latest advancements in the field. Your dentist in Allen has outfitted Ryan Dental Group with modern tools and tech to provide you with the very best dental experience.
The iTero Digital Scanner is just one example of our commitment to technology. With this handheld tool, your dentist can capture a highly accurate image of your mouth, without the use of those messy, uncomfortable impressions that cause many patients to gag.
Our doctors value comfortable, efficient dentistry that improves patient outcomes, and the iTero Digital Scanner is one of our most valuable tools. We are not the only ones who love the digital scanner — iTero scans have been used in literally millions of cases so far.
What Does the iTero Digital Scanner Do?
If you have had a dental crown, braces, or extensive dental work in the past, you probably remember the taste of dental impressions. They use cold, wet cement to recreate a three dimensional model of your teeth and oral structures. Aside from the fact that they are highly uncomfortable, these traditional impressions aren’t even all that accurate.
The iTero Digital Scanner offers a better alternative. It’s far more precise, giving your dentist a more accurate view of your smile. That leads to improved treatment planning and a dental restoration that fits better overall. And digital scanning allows us to provide a simulated outcome for you, so you know what to expect.
At Ryan Dental Group, your dentist uses the iTero Digital Scanner to aid in the creation of crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants in Allen.
What Are the Benefits of Digital Scanning?
The use of digital imagery offers a number of benefits compared to traditional impression methods. First of all, there is your comfort to consider. Even people who do not normally have a sensitive gag reflex may find traditional impressions to be difficult. For people who are more likely to gag, the cold, wet cement may be all but intolerable.
Of course, we wouldn’t trade temporary comfort for overall results. You will wear your dental restoration for the rest of your life — so we want to make sure it fits just like it should. Fortunately, with the increased precision of the iTero Digital Scanner, your dentist has all the information necessary to create a crown, bridge, or full or partial denture that fits perfectly.
And our “green” patients love the fact that digital scanning is an environmentally-friendly option (and we do, too). Digital images eliminate the need for cement, contact paper, and physical storage. They are also easy to transfer between offices, in the rare event that we need to refer you to a specialist.
Choose a Dentist that Values Technology
When you visit a dentist who stays abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry, you are setting yourself up to receive the very best care. Need a crown and bridge in Allen or any other dental work? It’s more comfortable and better than ever with the iTero Digital Scanner. Schedule an appointment with our team today!