iTero scanners are used to capture pictures inside the mouth, which create a 3D model of the teeth and gums.
Using iTero scanner technology, your dentist can create a digital 3D map of your teeth in minutes, which you’ll be able to view in real-time.
If you’re considering Invisalign braces, you’ll even be able to preview your new smile on screen before you start your treatment, using the Invisalign treatment outcome simulator.
iTero Element intraoral scanner is intuitively designed to scan your teeth accurately without any discomfort. The high-precision scanning has a capture time of 40-50 milliseconds enabling the iTero scanner to capture 20 scans per second. This means it only takes 1 minute to complete a full arch scan. The integrated colour sensor allows for a precise clinical evaluation of gingival and tooth structures and the dual-aperture lens enables simultaneous capturing of 2D colour images and 3D laser scanning.
- Get an accurate simulation of the expected results
- Plan your treatment and track your results
- Very accurate – High-Definition Visuals in 2D and 3D
- Fast scan – captures 6,000 frames per second
- Comfortable – No goop. No gagging
- Replaces the need for gummy impressions
iTero intraoral scanners, a realistic, innovative visual tool used in over 17.4 million scans. The iTero Element intraoral scanner delivers animated results and extreme precision 3x faster than traditional methods. By using both optical and laser scanning, iTero scans are beneficial in predicting the outcome of dental procedures that deal with bridges, custom implants, restorative crowns and Invisalign.
CBCT stands for cone-beam computed tomography. CBCT systems used by dental professionals rotate around you, capturing data using a cone-shaped x-ray.
In less than a minute, about 150-200 images are captured from a variety of angles. The data captured are used to reconstruct a 3D image of your:
- Mouth, jaw, and neck
- Ears, nose, and throat (ENT)
You’ve probably heard of or received full mouth x-rays (FMX) or panoramic x-rays (PANO) from your dentist in the past.
FMX — Typically taken every 3-5 years by your dentist. The FMX captures images of each tooth and the surrounding structures and is used to diagnose gum disease, cavities, dental abscesses, and lesions.
PANO — A single picture image most often used by oral surgeons and orthodontists. This type of x-ray does not provide explicit detail.
Compared to these standard x-rays, a dental CBCT scan is a much more detailed and effective method of capturing information about your dental health. CBCT technology also uses less radiation and requires fewer scans to see the different views and angles of your mouth. Plus, unlike traditional dental x-rays, the cone beam CT scan can show both bones and soft tissues.
What are the benefits of CBCT scans?
A healthy smile starts with a foundation of healthy bones and gums. Our periodontists are dedicated to helping you build and maintain that
foundation. CBCT scans are an important part of providing high-quality periodontal care and helping you achieve total dental health.
There are many benefits to getting a CBCT scan:
- Better image quality and accuracy
- Provides comprehensive information about your oral health
- Comfortable and quick experience
- A lower dose of radiation
Why are CBCT scans necessary?
Since a CBCT scan shows all your bones, nerves, and soft tissues in high detail, this allows us to diagnose your health and plan our treatment approach before we even begin a procedure.
Notably, this technology is a key step in planning and performing successful dental implant surgery. CBCT scans help your periodontist:
- Provide accurate measurements, including the shape and dimensions of your jaw
- Identify gum issues
- Detect lesions that may indicate serious disease
- Locate the origin of any pain
- Evaluate your sinuses, nasal cavity, and nerve canal
CBCT scans for dental implant treatment
CBCT scans are an important part of modern implant treatment. All in all, this technology makes it easy for our team to take a complete virtual model of your soft tissues, bones, and teeth and provide better outcomes.
CBCT scans help our periodontists:
Accurately design the proper bite, reducing the risk of misaligned implants
Measure and localize the available jawbone, location of the maxillary sinus, and sensory nerves
Select the right size and length of implant for optimal stability, safety, and integration