What is digital dentistry and its advantages

When we talk about digital dentistry, we are referring to the incorporation of a series of technological resources (cameras, intraoral scanners, facial scanners, extraoral scanners, CBCT, software, CAD/CAM technology, 3D printers, etc.) to carry out all the diagnostic, planning and treatment processes in our patients.

What are the advantages over conventional techniques?

These new working tools allow us to improve communication between all professionals, give us better resources to obtain all possible information from our patients and thus reach a better diagnosis and identification of pathological phenomena, to subsequently carry out more predictable treatments with better results.

In addition, we make the process more efficient by reducing treatment time, with fewer and shorter visits. They also allow us to reduce costs in the medium and long term, making dentistry more affordable.

In which cases is it recommended?

It is recommended in absolutely all disciplines of dentistry and therefore in all cases, especially in the most complex cases.

What is the procedure like?

It involves obtaining as much information as possible from the patient in order to transfer it to a computer and process it to carry out the patient’s treatment in a more precise and efficient way.

To give an example: digital dentistry allows us to transfer to a computer software all the structures of the patient’s mouth to plan the placement of implants, and to design and manufacture the future prosthesis of our patients to restore function and aesthetics.

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How long do the results take?

We obtain these results in a much more precise and faster way, drastically accelerating processes that used to take months or even years and many visits, and that we can now perform in a matter of weeks or even a few days.