We’ll Make a Great First Impression

We Are a Digital Impression Practice Proud Owners of an iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner

The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system
that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero
Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your
teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the
old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior
clinical endpoint.

• No goop or gag to worry about
• Fast, accurate impression
• Ideal for crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
• See a simulation of your potential Invisalign treatment outcome


During the impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the
process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question. The scanner gives us a 3D model of your mouth that can be used for your dental services including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you what your new smile might look like.

Here's how it works
The first phase of restoration, preparing the tooth surface, remains virtually the same. We must remove any dental decay and shape the remaining tooth for a crown or filling to be fitted properly. This will allow us to restore a tooth to its original shape, look, and function. Next, we lightly dust the area with a reflective material (no goopy impression material) so that we can record multiple images of your tooth's surface with our small scanning wand. Later, the computer component is connected to the scanning wand and will combine these images into a computer-generated 3D image. This remarkable tool uses blue wavelength light so that we can precisely capture the unique nooks and crannies of your tooth's surface to make a highly accurate 3D digital model. It enables us to instantaneously examine a tooth and your bite. Another advantage of this process is that we can immediately identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings; implement those changes; and rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model. Once we are pleased with our images and prep work, we simply then send your images to the lab for fabrication. This technique will allow us to create a crown or a filling that can often be completed during a single office visit.
How this technology benefits you
  • Finally, you can say goodbye to the goop, gagging, discomfort, and anxiety you've experienced in the past with traditional dental impression materials!
  • It gives us the immediate ability to assess whether or not we've adequately prepared your tooth for restoration.
  • This technology is ideal for fabricating restorations such as new crowns, veneers and fillings for teeth — often possible in one office visit.
  • It takes less time than traditional dental impressions.

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