When preparing for certain treatments, many patients will need to have a series of impressions done of one or more of their existing teeth. In the past, having impressions done required patients of the American Fork, Utah, area to deal with messy impression processes that were messy and often caused patients to experience their gag reflex in full force. No longer do impressions have to be uncomfortable and undesirable. Greg G. Pitts DDS is a dentist in the community that offers an alternative with the iTero digital impression scanner.

What is iTero?

The iTero scanning system is a method of taking impressions that are done digitally, eliminating messy, uncomfortable impression systems of the past. Using an intraoral scanner takes just minutes to perform. Greg G. Pitts DDS scans the teeth with this specialized laser to create a perfect, precision 3D impression of the smile and gums. Then, through this digital software, the dentist can create the restoration needed by the patient.

What are the benefits of the iTero digital scanner?

There are many advantages to using iTero versus traditional impression methods. This method:

  • Creates fast digital impressions in less than a few minutes.
  • Eliminates messy impression materials.
  • Does not stimulate a patient’s gag reflex.
  • Ensures precision measurements of the smile.
  • Captures the teeth and gum structure.
  • Offers a radiation-free laser treatment.
  • Gives patients the chance to see their finished smile in 3D.
  • Can be used for creating dental restorations or designing trays for Invisalign orthodontics.

Learn more about the iTero intraoral scanner for digital impressions

If you are interested in working with a dentist who provides digital scanning instead of traditional impressions. We strongly encourage you to book a consultation visit with our team of professionals at the practice of Greg G. Pitts DDS in American Fork, UT. Patients in the communities of Vinyard, Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain, Provo, Utah County, and beyond are welcome to Greg G. Pitts DDS Aesthetic and Sports Dentistry. The office is located at 9 North 1100 E and can be reached by phone at (801) 758-0019 to schedule a consultation visit. Our team is always open and ready for new patients and families seeking quality dental care in their community.