more accurate, faster and easier than ever before.
What is digital dentistry?
Digital dentistry is any dental technology or device that uses digital or computer-based components instead of older mechanical or electrical methods. Hence the name CAD/CAM, Computer-Aided Design / Computer-Aided Manufacturing. Computer-Aided streamlines many processes and removes several formerly manual steps that can now be automated.
These technologies are being introduced that make dentistry easier, faster, better, and — most important — enjoyable.
The intra-oral scanner is a medical device composed of a handheld camera (hardware), a computer, and software. The goal of this technology is to record with precision the three-dimensional geometry of the patient mouth,
Intra-oral Scanning has proved to be fast so it saves time. The advent of the intraoral scanner makes the patient not to sit in the dentist chair for hours to get treatment. It is completely safe as there is no harmful radiation emitted while scanning. Besides, the sense of producing and capturing the exact shape and contours of your teeth gives highly accurate results in a super comfortable manner for the patient.
The software “CAD” consists of a computer unit used for the three-dimensional planning and design of restorations on the computer screen. The software programs available today offer a high level of intervention and permit the design and production of an individually adapted restoration.
The software facilitates drawing restoration margins and designing its contour taking into account the relationship with adjacent teeth, the teeth in the opposite jaw that establish appropriate contacts, and also the relationship between restorations and the soft tissue and gums.
The hardware “CAM” covers different production technologies for converting the virtual restoration into a dental material. At present, computer-controlled milling or grinding machines are mainly used. They machine the restoration from the full material block consisting of prefabricated metal or ceramic.
CNC milling is a specific form of “computer numerically controlled” machining, a process that involves a rotating cutting tool that is able to move along multiple axes and can create a variety of shapes, including slots and holes. This is “cutting edge technology.” Literally.