Digital dentistry may be defined in a broad scope as instead of incorporating mechanical or electrical device alone in any dental technology, digital or computer-controlled components can also be adopted. French professor Francois Duret is meant to be the ‘Godfather’ of digital dentistry by the time he invented dental CAD/CAM in 1973. The efficiency and fit of fully ceramic restorations fabricated through CAD/CAM were evaluated through a double-blinded randomized cynical trial. Similarly there are also lots and lots of several other dental technologies or devices to carry out dental procedures in all forms, some of them are as follows.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT):
Cone beam CT is being quickly adopted by most specialties and becoming the proposed standard for many surgical procedures, including implant placement, third-molar removal, and endodontics.
Dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration, in which materials such as titanium form an intimate bond to bone.
This allows dentists to take digital impressions in a natural, fluid manner. The remarkably small handpiece, gesture control, and easy maintenance make it a compelling digital impression option for clinicians.
Laser Dentistry is a personalized treatment plan which can be more precise and effective to perform many dental procedures. Microscopy Dentistry also helps in increased precision according to dentistry, providing the magnification of 3x to 30x.
Why go digital?
As we enter ‘the digital age of dentistry’, we continue to adapt every changes that happens periodically and practice excellent approach in assessments of oral health.