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Forget That Mouthful of Gunk: We Make Digital Impressions With the iTero Scanner

Forget That Mouthful of Gunk: We Make Digital Impressions With the iTero Scanner

From X-rays to taking impressions for common dental restorations, like veneers, the old procedures and techniques that utilized a goopy substance were uncomfortable for some people. Thanks to new digital technology like the iTero scanner, it’s never been easier, faster, and less invasive to take digital impressions of your teeth.

With an office in The Woodlands, Texas, Scott Young, DDS, provides dental services for the greater Houston region, including the communities of Highland Village, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, and Memorial.

What is the iTero digital scanner?

The iTero scanner allows our dentists to take 3D digital impressions of your teeth and gums. The scanner uses advanced imaging technology, like laser and optical scanning, to create an accurate digital model.

Traditionally, dental impressions were taken using a dental putty that required you to bite into a mold to create a physical model of your teeth. The iTero scanner uses a wand-like camera to capture digital images, so you don’t have to deal with a goopy mess in your mouth.

The impressions taken with the iTero Scanner are projected onto a computer screen to create a full digital impression of your mouth.

The iTero scanner is available for multiple procedures that require impressions of your teeth, including orthodontics and restorative and cosmetic treatments like crowns, bridges, and dental aligners.

What are the benefits of using digital dental impressions?

Some benefits of using the iTero scanner include:


The scanner captures highly accurate and detailed digital impressions, reducing the chances of errors and the need for retakes.


Many people find the digital scanning process more comfortable than traditional impressions because it eliminates the need for bulky trays and biting into putty. That is especially true if you have issues with gag reflexes.


The digital scanning process is faster than traditional methods, reducing the time spent on impression-taking and improving the overall efficiency of our dental practice.

Customized treatment plans

The digital 3D model allows our dentists to visualize and plan your treatments more efficiently. It enables precise measurements, analysis, and simulations to ensure the best results.

Patient education

The iTero scanner's 3D model offers you a better understanding of your oral health and treatment options. Our team uses your digital dental impressions to explain and discuss your treatment options in an accessible way.

Overall, the iTero scanner is a cutting-edge technology that enhances the accuracy, comfort, and efficiency of your dental impressions.

For more information about the iTero Digital Scan and the general and cosmetic dentistry services we offer at Scott Young, DDS, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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