Digital Dentistryencompasses any digital or computer-based technology that is used to examine, diagnose, and treat the health of your mouth.
Benefits of Digital Dentistry
* Accurate condition diagnoses.
* Identify, diagnose and treat oral diseases in its early stages.
* CBCT X-rays can be enlarged which display an accurate representation of a patient’s teeth and oral anatomy.
* Reduce time and costs.
* Cerec cad cam technology enables the crown to be ready on the same day rather than waiting 1-2 weeks for the laboratory made crown.
*Enhanced patient experience- Some people find the more traditional Impression taking experience more difficult that others.
*Improved communication – allows our dentists to collaborate with other specialists and dental laboratories Immediately.
There are a number of different Digital dentistry technologies available. They all provide more immediate and detailed information compared to traditional technology.
These are the Digital Dentistry Technologies that Visage Dental Spa has to offer:
Our dental records are all electronic which improves all aspects of our patient care
Storage: no storage space required.
Security: We have a compliant managed hosting service.
Access: sharing with other professionals/patients almost instantaneously via electronic transmission or direct access to a storage system.
Readability and Accuracy: standardised typeface, customised template and contemporaneous notes.
We have our online portal available to update your medical history, personal details and managed your own bookings. Accessible around the clock, making it more convenient.Access to the Portal
Our radiographs are digital which are instant, better quality, less radiation ,less cost and less space is required than conventional radiography . They allow for immediate feedback at your appointment.
Digital Impressions (3D intraoral scanning)
Instead of the traditional methods of putty Impressions we have 2 types of intraoral scanners. This type of digital dentistry is vital for us to provide same day dentistry. We use our Cerec Omni Scan to design and make crowns/veneers/ bridges. This enables us to provide you with your new crown/veneer/bridge in one appointment as we make the crown immediately once we have taken the scan. We use the Itero scanner to treatment plan for Invisalign Go teeth straightening. The small intra oral camera is used to take a series of photos that capture a replica of the mouth which allows precise planning and immediate results. Without this we would need to send off the impressions to the lab and this would mean another appointment to see the results.
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Cone-beam CT (CBCT)
This is a rotating X-ray machine which provides a three-dimensional view of teeth and the oral anatomy. Additionally, this imaging technique identifies oral conditions which are not detectable by regular X-ray screenings. They can also determine the exact position of teeth and their roots.
Digitally Guided Implant Surgery
Guided Implant surgery is a well-known and proven concept in the surgical treatment. Cases commonly involve complex oral conditions, the need for minimally invasive surgery and aesthetically demanding circumstances.
The combination of CBCT imaging with implant planning software enables our dentists to plan and perform implant surgery accurately, safely and quickly with improved visibility.
We determine the ideal implant position based on a CBCT scan and the software is used to determine the important anatomical structures and plan implant surgeries predictably. This plan can then used to create a surgical template which details implant positioning, angles and depths to ensure procedures go according to plan.
Utilising the workflow outlined above, dental practices have reduced implant failures, lessened repeat scans and improved treatment plan acceptance as patients can see exactly what they’re scans look like.
Without Digital Dentistry in our practice things would take a lot longer and be far less efficient and accurate!
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