Dentaderm is the only Dental Clinic in the Philippines to have the iTero™ Intraoral Scanner. It replaces the process of inserting a gag-inducing PVS impression material and leaving it until it cures down. It literally outlines everything found inside the mouth thru its high-tech intraoral scanner.
Polyvinyl siloxane (PVS), an addition-reaction silicone elastomer, is widely used in dentistry as a dental impression material. It was commercially introduced in the 1970s. This is a viscous liquid that molds quickly into a rubber-like solid, taking the shape of whatever surface it was lying against while curing. As with two-part epoxy, its package keeps its two component liquids in separate tubes until the moment they are mixed and applied, because once mixed, they cure (harden) rapidly.
However, technology has taken vast improvement over PVS impressions. The iTero™ Intraoral Scanner provides increased impression accuracy for better fitting aligners and restorations. It brags of lower rejection rates and lesser fitting issues.
Doctors report increased efficiency and profitability, saving approximately 20 to 30 minutes per patient, and higher accuracy saving restorative dentists 30 to 40 minutes per case while providing notable production increases per year.
Well suited for C&B, orthodontics and implants, it provides exclusive Invisalign connectivity. iTero™ open format STL files also can be integrated with third party CAD/CAM systems, CT scan files and digital orthodontic services allowing development of surgical guides and same-day temporization.
Headed by its chief dentist, Dr. Joyce Michelle Ambray, Dentaderm continues to upgrade its facilities to better serve its patients. iTero™ and Invisalign™ are just two of Dentaderm’s products and services for the continuous improvement of their patient’s teeth, skin… and beyond.