Technology is an ever rising phenomenon and like other industries, the field of dental science has always benefited from new and improved ways of patient care.
What is digital dentistry?
Digital dentistry is the use of digital or computer-based equipments instead of conventional mechanical or electrical methods to carry out dental procedures. It is now possible to streamline procedures by using computer-aided technology with several advances in dental technology.
Popular Digital Dentistry Technologies
- Intra-oral cameras
- CAD/CAM technology
- Digital Radiography:
- CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography)
- Electric and surgical/implant handpieces
- Computer-aided implant dentistry
- Dental lasers
- Digital X-rays
The use of dental technology such as CAD/CAM and digital 3D printing has advanced the design, manufacturing, and milling of restorations for dental prosthetics.