Digital dentistry refers to the use of digital technology in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of dental care. This includes things like digital X-rays, 3D imaging, and computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) for things like dental crowns and implants. The goal of digital dentistry is to improve the accuracy, efficiency, and patient experience of dental care. At Lakeview Dental, we incorporate digital xrays, CBCT for guided implant placement, digital impressions, CAD/CAM and 3D Printing.
Digital dental impressions are a way to capture the precise shape of a patient’s teeth and gums using digital technology, rather than traditional methods such as using putty-like materials to make physical molds. Once the digital impression is captured, it can be used to create a variety of dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and orthodontic appliances. Digital impressions are more accurate than traditional impressions and can reduce the need for multiple appointments and remakes.