Dr. Louie’s practice uses the iTero intraoral scanner for dental, orthodontic, and restorative work. This cutting-edge scanner allows us to create a digital map of your teeth and gums to aid in visualizing your treatments.
This small handheld scanner allows us to create digital impressions in minutes. No more waiting in the dentist’s chair while a physical mold is taken of your teeth, and no need to wait for that mold to harden and set. Instead, with just a quick scan, we’ll have a computer-generated model that we can use to customize your dental treatments.
Once we’ve decided on a course of action, we can send your scans to our manufacturing partners within minutes. This is especially helpful for Invisalign patients, as it speeds up the process of manufacturing retainers.
The iTero scanner can be an integral part of many different treatments. For restorative dentistry patients, it can help in planning and manufacturing:
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Inlays and onlays
For orthodontic patients, it provides your doctor with a powerful tool to visualize your treatment and make adjustments as you go along. It only takes a few minutes to make another scan, so all along, your doctor can see in detail how effectively the treatment is working. If your next set of Invisalign retainers needs to be modified, the new scans can be sent to the lab and applied immediately.
The iTero intraoral scanner is just another reason to visit Shervin M. Louie, DDS. We pride ourselves on our top quality dental work, especially our cosmetic dentistry, and we welcome any patient who walks in the door. Schedule your appointment now to take advantage of the latest in dental technology and expertise.