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Digital Dentistry

Dentistry has witnessed many advancements over the years. Some of the most significant ones are the CAD/CAM procedures, digital X-ray imaging, digital impressions, etc. Digital dentistry is a buzzword that encompasses all these advancements, making the dental experience more pleasant and comfortable for patients. 

What is digital imaging? 

Digital imagery is a technology where an image can be scanned, reproduced, and stored digitally on a computer. In dentistry, digital imaging helps to capture an accurate representation of your teeth and gums. It includes all the necessary details such as the color, texture, opacity, shape, etc. 

Digital images can be used for many purposes, such as: 

  • Capturing the growth of your teeth from childhood to the present day. Identifying tooth decay and cavities. 
  • Creating restorations such as crowns and bridges. 
  • Providing patients with a permanent record of their oral condition. 
  • Sending images to other dentists for a consultation. 

What are the advantages of digital imaging? 

Digital imaging helps to provide you with high-quality images that are clear and sharp. They are stored digitally in a secure cloud-based platform that can be accessed from any device connected to the internet. Digital images can be easily modified to give you the best possible representation of your teeth. They help to save you a lot of time as it becomes easier for dentists to work with them. X-rays have always been the preferred method of identifying cavities in teeth and getting a closer look at your teeth due to their unique qualities, such as transparency and high resolution. 

What are digital impressions? 

When you visit our dental practice for an initial consultation, we will screen your mouth using digital impressions to get a precise representation of your oral cavity. They would be used to create a mouth mold or impression that would serve as a guide for fabricating your custom-made restorations (crowns, bridges, implants, etc.). Digital impressions offer several advantages, such as: 

  • Smooth and precise capturing of details
  • No need to prepare an etching solution as they would capture all the necessary details without getting affected by food debris or saliva 
  • No bad odor, unlike traditional rubber molds 
  • They are quick and easy to use 
  • The accuracy of your custom restoration can be ensured using them due to their accuracy. 

Please reach out to our dental practice at 17952 SW Blanton St, Aloha, OR 97078, to have a consultation with our dentists. Call us at (503) 649-5665 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.