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At Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City, we’re always seeking innovative ways to enhance our patients’ dental experience and improve the quality of care we provide. One of the most exciting advancements in dental technology we’ve embraced is the iTero Scanner. This state-of-the-art device is revolutionizing the way we perform dental impressions, offering a plethora of benefits to both patients and dentists alike. Let’s explore how the iTero Scanner is transforming dental visits and why it’s become an integral part of our practice.

What is the iTero Scanner?

The iTero Scanner is a cutting-edge digital imaging tool that captures highly detailed 3D images of a patient’s mouth. Unlike traditional impression methods that involve messy putty and discomfort, the iTero Scanner uses advanced optical technology to scan the teeth and gums quickly and comfortably. This digital approach not only eliminates the need for conventional impressions but also provides a more accurate and efficient process for creating dental restorations and planning treatments.

Benefits of the iTero Scanner for Patients

Enhanced Comfort

One of the most immediate benefits patients notice with the iTero Scanner is the increase in comfort during the impression process. The non-invasive scanning eliminates the gag reflex and discomfort associated with traditional putty impressions, making it an ideal option for patients with sensitive gag reflexes or those who find dental visits stressful.

Faster Appointments

Time is valuable, and we understand that our patients appreciate efficient dental visits. The iTero Scanner significantly reduces the time needed for taking impressions, allowing for quicker appointments. This efficiency means less time in the dental chair and more time enjoying your day.

Improved Accuracy and Outcome

Accuracy is paramount when it comes to dental restorations and treatments. The iTero Scanner captures minute details of the oral anatomy, resulting in highly precise digital impressions. This accuracy ensures better fitting and more aesthetically pleasing restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and Invisalign aligners, and reduces the need for adjustments or remakes.

Real-Time Visualization

The iTero Scanner allows patients to view their dental scans in real-time. This feature is particularly beneficial during treatment planning, as it provides a clear understanding of the current dental condition and the proposed outcomes. Real-time visualization helps in better communication between the dentist and the patient, ensuring that patients are fully informed and comfortable with their treatment plans.


By eliminating the need for disposable impression materials and plastic trays, the iTero Scanner offers an eco-friendly alternative to traditional impressions. This digital process aligns with our commitment to sustainability and reducing our environmental footprint.

Why Choose Fort Bend Dental?

At Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City, we’re committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of dental care, incorporating the latest advancements in dental technology. The iTero Scanner is just one example of how we’re leveraging modern tools to enhance patient outcomes and experiences. Our skilled team is trained in utilizing the iTero Scanner to its full potential, ensuring that every patient benefits from this innovative technology.

Experience the iTero Difference

If you’re looking for a dental practice that prioritizes comfort, accuracy, and efficiency, look no further than Fort Bend Dental. Experience the difference that the iTero Scanner makes in dental impressions and treatment planning. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and discover a more comfortable, precise, and efficient dental experience at Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City.

Posted on behalf of Fort Bend Dental

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