Rincon Family Dental
Premier Dentist in Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 523-7423

Intraoral Camera

Procedures / Advanced Technology

Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are more comfortable with the high-tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.

Dr. Osendorf utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera. In some cases, an intraoral camera is just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!

Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These treatments can be printed as for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.

iTero® Intraoral Digital Scanning System

Digital vs. Traditional Impressions

The iTero® scanner allows our office to take a digital impression – a highly accurate 3D image – of the individual characteristics of your teeth and gum tissue. This system eliminates tray and putty impressions. The iTero® scanner is all about keeping you comfortable and delivering precise impressions without the goop or gagging associated with traditional impressions.

Benefits of Using the iTero® Intraoral Digital Scanning System

Greater Comfort

  • No impression goop in your mouth
  • No gagging that is associated with conventional impressions
  • Breathe and swallow naturally during the scan
  • The scan can be stopped and started as many times as necessary
  • No unpleasant taste or smell

See Your Scan

  • See your scan instantly as it is generated
  • You see what we see at the same time which allows for better treatment planning between you and the doctor
  • iTero® has a simulator for patients having Invisalign® treatment which allows you to view simulations of your finished Invisalign® treatment before you start

More Accurate

  • Eliminates the need to retake impressions multiple times
  • More accurate fit of Invisalign® trays and retainers.

How the iTero Element® Works

The iTero Element® is an intraoral scanner that captures 6,000 frames per second. This optical technology allows us to continuously scan your teeth and gums with a small hand-held wand. The radiation-free laser creates a digitally rendered, 3D impression, of your teeth and gums.  The software allows you to watch as we scan and develop a 3D model of teeth on the screen.

The Best Technology

The iTero® intraoral digital scanning system is the most accurate way to digitally capture images of your teeth. Higher accuracy means faster treatment with higher quality results. We strive to use the most up to date technology in our office to help our patients achieve their best smiles.