The time for the scanning sequence of the iTero Intra-Oral Scanner is similar to the setting time of conventional impression materials.
The manufacturer claims that the technology behind iTero allows the dentist to take a digital scan of the teeth and bite, make adjustments in real-time, and transmit the file to an Align-partnering laboratory for processing. The digital file is sent to Align for milling and the model is sent to the lab for creation of the final restoration. In addition, iTero now has exclusive interoperability with Invisalign treatment.
PRODUCT EVALUATION SNAPSHOT
CRITERIA BASED ON AVERAGE SCORE (OUT OF 5)
Section A AVERAGE : 4.5
Final Score :
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT RESOURCES
Milled Modeless Crowns
A healthy 57-year-old female presented with pain and buccal swelling on her maxillary left first molar. Radiographs revealed an endodontically treated tooth No. 14 with an area of external root resorption on the distal buccal root that was deemed nonrestorable. After discussing the alternatives, the patient agreed to have No. 14 extracted and an implant placed. The first procedure was an extraction of tooth No. 14 and socket preservation. A vacuum-formed prosthetic surgical thermoplastic template was constructed. An iTero digital scan (Align Technology) was taken and ?refractory? models were ordered. An aluminum crown former (3M ESPE) was...Read More
Key Opinion Leaders
AN ACCURATE DIGITAL SCANNING SYSTEM Digital scanning is the future of dentistry. With digital dentistry, conventional impression taking and traditional treatment planning are replaced with real-time, accurate software. I was fortunate to be one of the first iTero adopters when it was released in the US...Read More
Cadent iTero Optical Scanning Digital Impressions for Restorative and Invisalign
Align Technology now owns Cadent, manufacturer of the iTero digital scanning technology. The evolution of these 2 technologies now presents endless possibilities to the GP practice. Optical scanning now replaces PVS for single, multiple, and full-arch impressions as well as Invisalign submission. ...Read More
iTero Intra-Oral Scanner
One of the most advanced scanning technologies in dentistry today, which is called the Intra-oral scanner, powered by iTero. The technology will provide a new level of convenience and accuracy for orthodontic patients. One of the common concerns among patients is that taking a dental impression is an invasive procedure, which they would like to avoid if they could....Watch Video