Dr. Anna Berik, Boston’s Premier Cosmetic Dentist, was in Boston Magazine’s May 2016 special feature “Rejuvenate Your Look”. The magazine asked several of Boston’s bests plastic surgeons and cosmetic dentists how technology is driving cosmetic improvements.
Below is an excerpt featuring Dr. Berik:
Another advance that is certain to thrill any patient who has endured the old putty-filled trays used to make dental impressions-a 3-D scanner that makes digital impressions, and doesn’t include the gag-inducing glop. It is called the iTero Element 3D Scanner. “I can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your entire mouth in about 90 seconds,” says Dr. Anna Berik of Newton Dental Associates. “Not only is this procedure far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and offers a superior modeling of your teeth than other scanners.” After using the scanner, dentists can then use the 3D model it generates to create everything from crowns and bridges to tooth-straightening aligners. Berik is one of the first in the Boston area that has this new technology. “It is a game changer for cosmetic dentistry,” she says.