We are in the digital era where industries are going digital with their operations and administrative tasks. Most of you might be wondering how dentistry is going digital. First, we need to understand what digital means in the dental industry.
What is digital dentistry?
Digital dentistry may be defined in a broad scope as any dental technology or device that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components in contrast to that of mechanical or electrical alone.
Digital dentistry has been recommended to be integrated in dental clinics for better patient satisfaction and experience and more precision tooling.
How dentistry is going digital in the clinic
You might not notice but most innovations in dental clinics are digital. Indianapolis Dentistry uses these types of technology:
- 3D Printing
- Digital X-Rays
- Several forms of Laser Dentistry
- Intraoral video camera and photography
- Computer-aided implant (CAD) dentistry — including design and fabrication of surgical guides
- Electric and surgical/implant handpieces
- Occlusion and TMJ analysis and diagnosis
- Practice and patient record management — including digital patient education
- Shade matching
What are the advantages of digital dentistry?
- Improved efficiency — both cost and time
- Improved accuracy in comparison to previous methods
- A high level of predictability of outcomes
You can see a video on how digital dentistry is implemented in a procedure.
Digital Dentistry is the Future of Dentistry
With proper implementation in the hands of qualified dental staff, digital dentistry can lead to better care for patients, increased efficiency in the dental practice and a great return of investment.
We at Indianapolis Dentistry believe that the merging of expertise and technology combined with a caring attitude towards our patients separate us from the rest. We continually keep abreast with latest technology and incorporate it in our clinic. We recently added a new E4D milling unit to custom-fabricate and cement a porcelain crown in just ONE visit!
Are there dark or grey areas at the bottom of your existing crowns? If you answered “Yes”, you may want to discuss the various options available to enhance your smile through cosmetic dentistry. Call us for a consultation at 317-882-0228 or email us.