Dental Technology

iTero Element Scanner

The iTero Element Scanner is a digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.

  • No goop or gag to worry about
  • Fast, accurate impression
  • Ideal for crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
  • See a simulation of your potential Invisalign treatment outcome

During the impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question. The scanner gives us a 3D model of your mouth that can be used for your dental services including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you what your new smile might look like.

Family Dentistry & Implants In Steveston Richmond itero intraoral scanner


The CEREC system scans a tooth digitally and then uses CAD/CAM software to create a restoration. A tooth-colored ceramic restoration is milled and delivered in one visit, which allows you to get your restoration, such as a crown, placed quickly and conveniently. CEREC can be used for crowns, onlays, veneers and bridges.

In the past, it took two weeks for a crown or other restoration to be made and delivered, and you would have to wear a temporary crown in the meantime. The CEREC system saves you the hassle of wearing a temporary crown and keeping track of whether it is still on your tooth. You’ll no longer experience the frustration of a temporary crown falling off or breaking before the permanent crown is ready.

CEREC crowns are made from ceramic materials that are strong, yet gentle on the gums and teeth. In just one appointment, you can walk into our office with a decayed or damaged tooth and leave with a beautiful new one. The CEREC process takes only a few minutes and is rarely uncomfortable. Each step of the process, from start to finish, is completed in one visit. Plus, there’s no need to take impressions. It’s a quick and comfortable approach to creating a restoration for a decayed or damaged tooth.