The main goal of digital dentistry is to create a system of examinations carried out with the use of technological possibilities beyond the classical dental examination. Digital dentistry, also called CAD/CAM, helps both to have a faster examination time and to shorten the treatment stages.
The condition of the oral cavity, which is digitized, is examined with micro-cameras. Especially in implant and prosthesis treatments, pre-imaging of the result can be done digitally before the procedure is completed. The tooth structure developed in accordance with the facial expression of the patients, the appearance of the old tooth and the smile design becomes more convenient and aesthetic. Thanks to this, the satisfaction rate for the patients with the result of the procedure also increases.
The Benefits of Digital Dentistry
Digital dentistry provides various benefits for physicians as well as for patients.
- Shortens the treatment and examination time,
- Allows the inside of the mouth to be scanned and displayed quickly via the computer screen,
- It makes it easier for the dentist to take care of more patients,
- Taking dental measurements and applying the necessary treatment method can be completed within one session,
- There is no severe pain or pain when performing the procedure,
- Adverse conditions such as nausea / vomiting that occur in patients during the measurement of teeth are not experienced.
The Principle of Operation of the Digital Dentistry (CAD/CAM) System
By installing the relevant program on the physician’s computers, a computer support is provided for all patients that they can easily use. Both digital and optical measurements of the tooth structure can be taken according to the way the patient is treated with a camera placed in the mouth. The method of operation is determined by transferring the received measurement to a digital medium and processing is started.
Thanks to digital dentistry, implant treatment, prosthetic treatment, dental restoration, porcelain filling and plaque treatment used to regulate the damaged tooth structure can be performed.
In digital dentistry, it takes a maximum of 5 minutes to take an intraoral measurement. Prosthetic teeth and implant treatment can be completed within 1 session, and compared to manual examination, the treatment period that the patient will complete in 3 times will be significantly shortened.
The CAD/CAM system, which is preferred by both physicians and patients, is applied in many hospitals and clinics. Digital Dentistry, which combines today’s technology with dental treatment, is considered the ideal form of treatment to get more accurate and fast results.