Digital dentistry is snowballing its way into the gateways of many dental labs across the world. New technologies provide innovative solutions to traditional dental problems. As a dentist, you want to perform dental treatment as efficiently as possible and provide your patients with successful aesthetic results.
Digital dentistry technologies provide high-quality care
Digital dentistry can be described as any dental technology or device that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components. There are a number of different digital dentistry technologies available. Common to all of them is that they provide more immediate and detailed information compared to traditional technology. Moreover, these new digital dentistry technologies allow more efficient collaboration between dental professionals such as dentists and dental technicians. Naturally, the more precise the diagnosis and restorations, the higher the quality of dental care.
Computer-aided design and manufacturing in dentistry
One of the technologies in digital dentistry is CAD/CAM, which involves computer-aided design and manufacturing of dental products. The technology allows users to create dental restorations fast, easy and more precisely.
Advantages of CAD/CAM restorations and intraoral scanning
Digital dentistry brings many advantages. Providing the lab with a digital file instead of an actual impression minimises the risk of errors as the digital file can be reviewed and revised over and over again, before the actual design and milling are made. Digital technology helps users do their job more efficiently and gives them complete control of the final result. The intraoral scan file increases the possibility to obtain high-precision restorations compared to using traditional impressions. As the restorations after intraoral scanning are fabricated via CAD/CAM, digital dentistry allows a more simplified workflow for the dental technician when producing the restoration for the dentist – a much faster and more secured way of working.
Reduce complexity and simplify the digital workflow
Elos Medtech has an extensive experience of product development and design of dental implants and instruments. As early as 1975, they started to cooperate in a development project with Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark and began manufacturing dental implant products for replacement of teeth. Recently, they launched a new digital dentistry solution called Elos Accurate™ Hybrid Base, which uses CAD/CAM technology. It is a prosthetic solution for screw-retained single, cement-retained single and bridge restorations, especially designed to reduce complexity and simplify the digital workflow.