Digital Dentistry refers to the use of dental technologies or devices that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components to carry out dental procedures rather than using manual, mechanical or electrical tools. The use of digital dentistry can make carrying out dental procedures more efficient than using traditional mechanical tools, both for restorative as diagnostic purposes. Used as a way to facilitate dental treatments and propose new ways to meet rising patient demands.
It is impossible to say what will happen in the future. But we, Realtooth, do know for sure that technology is developing rapidly and that the dental technicians are at the forefront. One of the trends in digital dentistry, which is already strong, is the implementation of highly accurate 3D Scanners and Printers into the production process. Our dentists at Realtooth, are very intrigued by digital dentistry and who are considering purchasing new digital equipment. Despite of high price we keep the sweetness of moving towards digital workflow outcomes. It is, of course, incumbent on us to implement these tools but the end result and patient satisfaction compensate for everything. Many can be delegated to a team member such as an associated dentist, assistants or hygienist.
It is very important that the principles of dentistry are considered in order to get the maximum benefit from digital dentistry. We arrive at a correct diagnosis and communicate that diagnosis to our patients and keep records digitally for the long term. Thus, our patients understand the implications of these digital tools to their oral and systemic health. Furthermore, it gives us the ability to perform the treatment efficiently, cost-effectively, and to the highest standards. When it comes to diagnosis, there is an array of digital modalities starting with digital records, radiographs (both 2-D and 3-D), high-definition intraoral cameras, caries detectors, cancer screening devices, and digital analyzers that, when applied correctly, greatly improve our diagnostic capability.
Advantages of Digital Dentistry at a glance:-
- Time-saving (A complete analysis in a few seconds)
- Accuracy (Ultra accurate)
- Reliability (Patented technology offering objectivity and repeatability)
- Better surgical planning
- Digital Files (To ensure better traceability and sharing without loss of information )
- Wide range of material selection