What is Digital Dentistry?
Digital Dentistry is a revolution in dental care that leverages cutting-edge technology to offer superior oral health outcomes. It involves using advanced technologies like digital radiography, digital x-rays, and digital impression technology to create accurate diagnoses and plan effective dental procedures.
Digital imaging plays a key role in providing detailed images of the mouth for precise treatment planning.
At Auburn Dental Center, we have adopted this modern approach to enhance our comprehensive exam process. It has allowed us to provide exceptional care with high-quality dental services while also minimizing patient discomfort during the visit.
Digital Dentistry not only improves efficiency but also ensures more accurate results compared to traditional dentistry methods. As part of our commitment to offering state-of-the-art services, all of our dental professionals and lab technicians are trained in these new advances in dentistry.
Types of Digital Dentistry
Small cameras are rapidly replacing the tiny round mirrors that dentists have traditionally used to view the inside of your mouth. One of the most significant advantages of these cameras is magnification. They can better notice any possible difficulties with your dental health that need to be addressed when they can make your tooth roughly the size of your head on a flat-screen. Another advantage is that they may share their observations with you, allowing you to better understand and enhance your dental hygiene.
This type of computed tomography generates a fast 3-D image of a patient’s oral or maxillofacial anatomy for dentists. It serves as the foundation for implant surgical guides, which are employed by oral surgeons and periodontists while implanting dental implants. Such pre-surgical imaging techniques have made implant placement easier and more predictable, resulting in higher treatment success.
Fluorescence imaging can assist dental professionals in detecting abnormalities and symptoms of cancer that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. When diseases are detected early with these technologies, they can be treated earlier, giving the patient a better prognosis and a shorter recovery period.
CAD/CAM (computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacture) technology allows dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays to be created using computerized milling technology. Your dentist may use in-office CAD/CAM to create same-day dental restorations that would normally need two or more visits.
Digital radiography takes dental pictures using a sensor, which then displays the image on a computer screen. Digital X-rays are more comfortable than traditional X-rays and use less radiation. Furthermore, digital radiography enables dentists to enhance pictures for improved diagnostic accuracy, resulting in more prompt and appropriate treatments.
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