At Providence Smiles, we utilize iTero® technology to help capture three-dimensional images of your smile and enhance your treatment plan. If you would like to learn more about iTero digital scanning in Durham, North Carolina, please feel free to contact us today at 919-682-4861 and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kwame Gyampo.

How iTero Digital Scanning Works
When our dentist and team use an iTero digital scanner, we will pass a small wand over your teeth and supporting oral structures. This device can capture up to 20 images per second in full color, which are then processed and transmitted to a nearby monitor to provide an immediate, complete and highly detailed image of your mouth. Captured images are saved every few seconds, helping ensure that you will not need to sit through a second scan.

Why We Use iTero Digital Scanning
iTero digital scanning is a state-of-the-art technology used to view 3D images of the inside of your mouth. Our dentist and team have chosen to use iTero scanning to ensure that you receive the highest possible quality of care. This technology allows our dentist to create impressions, restorations and oral appliances that are comfortable, functional and which fit your teeth and smile perfectly. We are dedicated to making your experience at our office as comfortable and effective as possible, and this advanced technology plays a key role in ensuring that you receive the quality care you deserve.


What is iTero digital scanning?

The iTero digital scanner is a device that digitally captures the structure of your teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner itself is a compact, wand-shaped device which our dentist can simply pass over your teeth. The scanning process is done using a radiation-free laser and can be completed in as little as two or three minutes. Once the scanning process is complete, the device will have captured and rendered a digitally perfect 3D impression of your teeth and other oral structures. You will be able to follow the scanning process through the software on a nearby monitor and see the model of your teeth on the screen as it is built and completed.

What are the benefits of iTero digital scanning?

iTero digital scanning offers many benefits, including:

  • A faster and more comfortable scanning process
  • Increased accuracy and precision for diagnoses and treatment planning
  • The option to stop and start the scanner as needed to ensure that you feel at ease
  • No mess or goop when taking impressions — the scanner is fully digital
  • A highly accurate 3D model that matches your teeth and mouth perfectly
  • A versatile technology that can be used to provide many types of treatment, including restorations such as dental crowns and bridges, orthodontic clear aligners and other oral appliances
  • Greater predictability in treatment plans, with better overall results for your oral health and smile
  • A technology that can simulate your treatment outcome to show you what your final result should be
  • Captured images that are saved automatically, helping ensure that no data is lost and you will not need to have a second scan
  • Photos that are in full color, allowing our dentist to easily distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue<

iTero Digital Scanning vs. Traditional Impressions
Treatment provided using traditional molds and impressions can take a long time to begin due to the fact that traditional molds take longer to create and analyze. They are also often uncomfortable to create, as they are made from a goopy putty material that is placed in a tray and then into your mouth. iTero digital scanning eliminates this discomfort. The scanning wand is fully digital and captures images of your teeth and supporting structures quickly, producing a highly accurate 3D model in just minutes to streamline your treatment process. When you receive a treatment involving iTero digital scanning, you can expect to start treatment more quickly and efficiently, receive precise care that meets your needs, and have candid conversations with our dentist about your oral health and treatment options. iTero can also allow you to see exactly what happens while you are in the chair and what your predicted treatment result should be.

Contact Us

We are dedicated to using iTero digital scanning to provide you with high quality care. Contact us today to schedule a visit!