What are advantages and disadvantages of the iTero (Cadent, Inc.) digital impression system?

Advantages of the iTero are:

  • Short learning curve
  • No powder needed
  • Anti-fog feature in scanner head
  • Point and click system
  • Guided scanner tells you what to do
  • Keeps track of work flow
  • Can unplug and move unit without shutting down – battery backup for 5 minutes

Disadvantages of the iTero are:

  • Larger scanner head
  • Margin detail on images not crisp to view but marginal fit is good
  • Missing data not available until scans are completed
  • Unable to add scans until the end
  • Heavy to move between operatories