iTero Intra-Oral Scanner
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The time for the scanning sequence of the iTero Intra-Oral Scanner is similar to the setting time of conventional impression materials.According to Align, the iTero digital impression system is designed to replace conventional impression making.
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The time for the scanning sequence of the iTero Intra-Oral Scanner is similar to the setting time of conventional impression materials. According to Align, the iTero digital impression system is designed to replace conventional impression making. 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 t...
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
Used to be good and dependable. Initially, because of their excellent scanning technology, which did not require powders, and their open format, not proprietary digital files, they provided a very accurate model which was nearly indestructible. The laboratory had to really try to distort a die. They must have moved their operation because their service has deteriorated, they have been late with the scans causing delays in treatment, and they keep asking for additional scans when the scans they were given were without flaws. I have owned the system for over six years and have a very good idea when there is a problem with an image. When the capture is accurate and my machine indicates this, there is no reason for them to write back days later requesting retakes. They changed the software and it has been much less reliable than before.
Val Ludlow ,02/11/2014
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iTero after 5 years
I have used this system for the past 5 years now and find it my go-to impression method for 95% of my crown and bridge impressions. What it will do is take impressions from quarter arch to full mouth impressions or prepared teeth and implants (when not doing a transfer). It can be used for digital impressions for some implant related crowns when using custom milled abutments. Does not require powder for the scans. models of thin or narrow teeth are much better for the lab to work with and gone are the days of the lab breaking off those preps and having to work from second pours of impressions. What I have had to rely on conventional silicone impressions for are crowns to fit existing Removable Partial Dentures and fairly mesially tipped molar preparations. Additionally, teeth that must be prepared deeply subgingival are sometimes problematic and require traditional impressions. Overall I would not want to go back to having to use silicone impressions for the majority of my cases. The choice of having a model made or having individual crowns made "modelless" is a cost saver.
William Price ,02/10/2014
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