iTero Scanning Technology

Traditionally, dental impressions were made using a tray and putty. This process, uncomfortable and imprecise, is now replaced by the iTero scanner. It is basically a specialized digital camera that can scan your teeth rapidly and generate high definition 3D images. These images are then manipulated by special software and distributed electronically.

Dr. Dussault taking a dental impressions with iTero
Dr. Dussault taking a dental impressions with iTero

iTero digital impressions can be used for many purposes:

iTero benefits for patients

  • You avoid the uncomfortable feeling of putty in your mouth which sometimes induces the gag reflex;
  • The dental impression process is faster;
  • You will be able to see how your teeth will move during your treatment;
  • The dental impressions are more precise, reducing the need for later adjustments;
  • The dental impression can be sent electronically, eliminating delivery delays.