Most things are “going digital” in our modern world, and dentistry is no different.
City Smiles has adopted this new innovation and approach in its practice.
What is Digital Dentistry?
Digital dentistry refers to the use of digital dental technology and devices used to carry out dental procedures in place of mechanical or electrical apparatus. Dentists who have “gone digital” have a range of cutting edge equipment and technology at their disposal. With the use of this type of equipment, traditional dental problems are given modern and updated solutions. Some of the technologies involved in digital dentistry include:
- CAD/CAM restorations
- Australian made implants, crowns and bridges
- Computerised case presentations
- Digital radiography
- Electronic prescriptions
- Digital impressions
- Imaging for implant placement
- Digital Injections
- Digitally based surgical guides
These are only a few of the latest innovations in modern, digital dentistry. With the introduction of these technologies, our dentists are able to provide better diagnoses and treatment to their patients.
The Benefits of Digital Dentistry
Opting for a dental practice that utilises digital dentistry comes with a number of benefits for both the patient and the dentist. The primary benefit of digital dentistry is its improved accuracy. For instance, the traditional approach to creating dental moulds for crowns and other restorations can sometimes be inaccurate. This can often lead to poorly fitting restorations, not to mention discomfort for the patient. The precision that comes along with the practices involved in digital dentistry provides a more up to date solution to these issues.
Digital dentistry allows for streamlined, less invasive and accurate treatments and processes. Furthermore, these innovations allow for greater predictability in the outcome of treatments.
Another fantastic benefit of digital dentistry is the improved comfort patients experience in contrast to traditional dentistry. There is no need to utilise a large, gooey impression tray as well as the added benefit of digital treatments being far less time-consuming. This is because this technology makes it possible to design, create and place restorations in one visit, allowing the patient to experience ultimate convenience.
The precision achieved through digital dentistry comes in the form of laser technology, that creates and reconstructs the image of the patient’s tooth with great accuracy. This also has a direct effect on the aesthetics of the tooth as natural colours and contours can be achieved.
Technological advancements, in general, have contributed to making lives easier and more convenient. Selecting a dental practice that utilises the latest technology will provide the same benefit.
To experience our modern innovations, book your next dental appointment with City Smiles here.
For how long has digital dentistry been around?
Digital dentistry has been around for longer than many may believe. The technology has been around for around 25 years, however, not many dentists have been taking advantage of it.
Are digital systems really accurate?
Yes, they are. Naturally, the accuracy will depend on the quality of the scan, however, City Smiles prides itself in using good quality scanners guaranteeing the accuracy of our patients fittings.
How will opting for digital dentistry save me time?
Depending on the treatment, digital dentistry systems can allow practitioners to scan, produce and fit restorations in one visit. This can save the patient from having to schedule more than one appointment.
If you are interested in having the digital experience during your next dental appointment, contact City Smiles today.