The cosmetic dentistry industry uses new technology to give you the best smile possible. And at San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we keep up with these technologies to ensure that you get the best smile we can provide depending on your individual situation. One of those technologies is the iTero Element Scanner.
The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that scans your teeth. This means that to get an indent of your teeth’s placement and size, we no longer need to use the putty models that were commonly included in this type of procedure. By using this technology, we can capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums, which helps us with all kinds of cosmetic treatments, including crowns, dental bridges, implants, the Invisalign clear braces, and more.
One of the reasons why we use this technology at our San Mateo cosmetic dental office is because it is far more comfortable for our patients compared to the putty-based impressions. In addition, this scan is fast and accurate, giving us better results to work with. At San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, the most important use for this scanner is to get a real-time snapshot of our patients’ teeth and gums, which we can then use to compare in the future for any changes to treatments or patient procedures.
During the scan, you’ll still be able to breathe and swallow as you normally would. The scan also allows for pauses if you need to move around a little, sneeze, or even ask a question. It is painless and Dr. Michael Wong will be able to assist with anything that could make the process better and more enjoyable.
If you would like to learn more about this scan and how your San Mateo cosmetic dentist uses this modern technology, please contact us today at 650-342-9016. We’d love to answer any questions you may have!
Watch the iTero Element Scanner video below: