High-tech Scanning Creates Beautiful Smiles

January 19, 2021

Have you ever needed a procedure at the dentist and before you know it your mouth is full of that sticky goop that hardens around your teeth? Yuck! For years dentists have used that sticky stuff to take impressions of the teeth in order to create molds. These molds help develop treatment plans for orthodontics, fit crowns, or make retainers. At Stunning Smile of Las Vegas, we take a more high-tech approach with the iTero Intraoral Camera. 

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The iTero camera is a small wand that takes rapid images as it’s moved around the mouth. Once complete, the images are compiled to provide stunningly detailed 3D digital models of the mouth. Once the model is uploaded into the software, the doctor can use them to create highly customized restorations and orthodontics as well as show you what your teeth will look like post-treatment. 

iTero intraoral camera is a game-changer for the patient. And, Dr. Racanelli loves it as he can better see and understand the patient’s teeth and oral structure to provide better, more customized care. 

What Procedures Does iTero Support?

iTero helps your dentist plan and provide treatment like the following:

  • Invisalign

Invisalign is an orthodontic procedure where the patient wears a series of clear aligners that slowly move the teeth into an ideal position. The iTero scanner helps Dr. Racanelli plan the movement and show the patient what they can expect. 

  • Crowns 

Crowns are the protective caps placed over a badly decayed or worn tooth. Crowns help protect the remaining healthy tooth and provide a seamless smile. 

  • Bridges 

Bridges help fill the gap where you may be missing a tooth or teeth. Proper placement and sizing of a bridge is important for your bite and your smile. 

  • Veneers

Veneers are a beautiful way to enhance any smile. A thin layer of durable tooth-colored material is attached to the natural tooth, eliminating any imperfections and revealing a stunning smile.

The iTero is a modern take on old impression material, and then some! It provides us and patients more information, better insight, and greater confidence in all kinds of treatment. If you have questions, we’d love to speak with you. Give us a call today (702) 840-5395.

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