ITero Digital Scan Specialist

Virginia Dental Group PLLC

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Fairfax, VA

Many patients dread undergoing restorative dental work simply because they can’t stand the taste and mess of traditional dental impressions. Lida M. Vargas, DDS, at Virginia Dental Group PLLC in Fairfax, Virginia, avoids the mess completely by offering patients comfort and ease with iTero® intraoral scanners, which take digital impressions of your teeth and mouth. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.

iTero Digital Scan Q & A

What is an iTero intraoral digital scan?

The iTero intraoral scanner is a hand-held device that can scan the inside of your mouth to produce 3D images of your teeth. Not only are these compact devices patient-friendly, but they also provide unparalleled detail for creating your dental impressions.

The scanners themselves accompany iTero software, working together seamlessly to create precise scans that completely eliminate the need for physical dental impressions, which can be messy, uncomfortable, and less accurate than digital scanners.

Because iTero scanners display images as they’re captured in real time, your dentist knows right away if an image is good or bad. This means your dentist never again has to hear from the lab three weeks after sending the images that your scans were no good and have to be retaken.

What are the benefits of iTero intraoral digital scanners?

The iTero scanner features a wand that scans the inside of your mouth, capturing precise images of your teeth, including the molars in the back of your mouth. The wands are so accurate that they can take up to 6,000 frames in second, providing your dentist with a complete virtual model of your teeth. Some of the most popular iTero benefits include:


The iTero scanner eliminates the need for sticky dental impressions, which are time-consuming and often cause patients to gag. For many patients, the discomfort of traditional dental impressions alone is enough to avoid restorative dental work. Because the iTero scanner is a compact wand, it causes little, if any, gagging.


Since the iTero scanner takes far less time than traditional dental impressions, you can be in and out the door sooner than ever before. This means you can easily go in for your impressions on your lunch break or use the rest of your appointment time to discuss your possible treatment plan.


Dentists agree that digital impressions are more accurate than traditional dental impressions, as they capture every possible angle of your teeth, including the molars in the back of your mouth. Thanks to this feature, you can rest easy knowing that your restoration fits your teeth like a glove — without the need to retake your impressions.

The iTero intraoral scanner provides the comfort, ease, and speed every patient wants out of their dental impression. To learn more about your options, call Virginia Dental Group or book an appointment online today.