iTero 3D Scanner for No Mess Impressions

The future of dentistry has arrived at the Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. A state of the art digital scanner, the iTero Element, will replace standard  impression taking for crowns and onlay fabrication, restoring implants and fabricating Invisalign clear aligners for orthodontics. The scanner uses a light wand to produce a 3D model of your mouth which is viewed in real time.

Benefits of Digital ScanningItero Element Digital Scanner

In the past we took impressions by mixing a bitter tasting (but highly accurate) impression material, placing it in a tray and letting it sit in our patient’s mouths for 3 minutes. For our patients it was a very long 3 minutes.

Our new system allows for:

Easy & Comfortable Tooth Impressions

  • No messy impression material
  • Can pause scanning at any time means no gag630
  • No unpleasant taste or smell
  • Better dental experience

Accurate & Fast Tooth Impressions

  • 6000 frames per second produces outstanding fit of laboratory crowns and Invisalign trays
  • Digital accuracy results in less time spent in the dental chair
  • Easy rescanning of any changes made to the teeth. We can just rescan a small section and have it “stitched” into the rest of the scan

Digital Scanning Works With Invisalign

For patients interested in correcting their crooked smiles using orthodontics, the Itero Element is a game changer. We can scan our patients in less then 10 minutes and then give them a look at their new smile.  The ITero comes equipped with the Invisalign outcome simulator which can show you how your teeth may look after Invisalign treatment. A press of one button then sends the case off to Align Technologies for a comprehensive plan of tooth movement. This can be returned in less then 24 hours. Your new clear aligners can arrive at our office in a matter of days.

The new software even has the ability to evaluate active Invisalign cases for proper tooth movement. This added benefit gives us the ability to make sure teeth are moving as they should to help insure a successful outcome. The Itero Element provides a significant improvement to our Invisalign patients improving both their dental experience and the outcome of their treatment.

The iTero Scanner Helps With Dental Implants and Crowns

We can use the scanner to take impressions for dental implant crowns, bridges and tooth supported crowns and onlays. This gives us exceptionally accurate fitting  final restorations which can last for many years. Paying attention to the details has always benefited our patients as it is not uncommon to have our crown and bridges last for more then 25 to 30 plus years.  This is significantly longer the average life span of 5 to 15 years. Its amazing to think that our fit, combined with your care at home, can increase the life span of your crowns by over 6 times.

Check out the ITero Element Video


Our office always strives to provide the best care possible. The iTero Element will continue to allow our office to provide the best orthodontic and restorative care that dentistry has to offer. Interested in a scan?  You will find our office located on Route 111 in Smithtown, very close to both Hauppauge and Commack. Give us a call to check out our new scanner and to see what Invisalign can do for you.

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