The advanced technology here at Providence Smiles gives us the opportunity to provide you care that exceeds your expectations. We use advanced iTero® digital imaging technology in Hillsborough, North Carolina, to get a closer, more precise image of your smile situation. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of this technology, we welcome you to call 919-732-8179 today and set up a visit with our dentist, Dr. Kwame Gyampo.

Our dentist and team are committed to making your experience in our office as comfortable and effective as possible. Digital scanning plays a key role in achieving that goal and ensuring you receive high-quality care. iTero digital scanning is a state-of-the-art, 3D technology used to view images of the inside of your mouth. The scanner uses a small wand to capture the images, and as the wand passes over your teeth it captures up to 20 images per second in full color to create a 3D model of your teeth and supporting structures. This model is highly detailed and precise, allowing our dentist to create accurate and perfectly fitted restorations and appliances for your smile. Best of all, the captured images are saved every few seconds to ensure that that you do not need to sit through a second scan.

The Process
When you receive a treatment involving digital scanning, our dentist and team will simply pass the scanning wand over your teeth. The scanning process can be stopped and restarted easily to ensure your comfort, and your entire scan can be completed in as little as two or three minutes. Once the scan is complete a digitally perfect 3D impression of your teeth and oral structures will have been rendered and our dentist can then design your restorations or appliances.

Benefits of iTero digital scanning include:

  • A faster and more comfortable scanning and impression process.
  • Our dentist can provide you with faster and more accurate diagnoses as well as more precise treatments.
  • The scanner is fully digital, so you do not need to deal with mess, goop or discomfort.
  • Scans can be used to provide a wide range of treatments, from restorations such as crowns and bridges to orthodontic clear aligners and other appliances.
  • The 3D model captured by the scan will match your mouth perfectly, giving greater predictability in your treatment plans and better overall results for your smile.
  • Your scan can simulate your treatment outcome to show your final result.
  • Images are saved as they are taken to prevent the loss of any images.
  • Photos are captured in full color to easily distinguish between healthy and unhealthy oral tissues.

We welcome you to contact our team today to schedule an appointment with our dentist and find out more about how iTero digital scanning benefits you!


What Is a Digital Scanner?
The digital scanner we use in our office is a valuable piece of dental technology that we use to capture three-dimensional, full-color images of your teeth and mouth. The scanner is a small wand that can easily pass through your mouth and around your teeth, fully scanning your mouth and sending the images to our computer.

How Is the Digital Scanner Used?
We may use our digital scanner during your regular dental exams or when preparing for a dental procedure. The scanner helps our dentist get an accurate image of your teeth and oral health so we can more easily diagnose and treat any potential oral health issues. A member of our team will scan your teeth with a small wand that is moved around your mouth, producing images that can then be displayed on a large screen.

How Does the iTero Digital Scanner Help Me?
Our dentist and team use the iTero digital scanner for many of our treatments. We will likely use the scanner during your regular oral exams. You benefit from this technology by receiving quicker, more accurate treatment. Our dentist can more easily detect potential problems, such as tooth decay or oral cancer, and treat them sooner, before they become more serious.