What is Digital Dentistry?
Digital dentistry is a system that allows the design and production of computer aided procedures by traditional methods in dentistry.
What are the advantages of digital dentistry?
There are many advantages to getting support from computer technology instead of traditional methods in dentistry.
The processing time is considerably shorter. The measurement process takes place within 3-4 minutes. Because the teeth can be prepared on the same day, the treatment can be completed on the same day.
Measurement and design stages have become more comfortable for patients.
It can be used safely in patient group with gag reflex and nausea.
The probability of error is reduced.
What is the process of dental treatment with a Cad cam device?
In digital dentistry, the computer system called CEREC is used in the measurement, design and production stages. In this system, measurements are taken within minutes with intraoral scanner. Measures taken from pre-made teeth are transferred to the computer to which the scanner is connected, and a virtual model is created with the help of computer program.
The computer model is prepared via the virtual model, we want to prepare the design of the tooth. The designed tooth is sent to the printer part of the CEREC device. The printer part obtains this design in 3D by scraping it from the ready-made blocks of color and size chosen by the physician.
Digital dentistry and smile design
Smile design; To evaluate the aesthetics of smile, which is the result of detailed analysis, which also deals with the relationship between teeth aesthetics, teeth, gums and lips.
The intraocular images taken by the CEREC system scanner and the profile images of the patients are combined in a computer environment. In this way, we are able to transfer the images of our patients to 3D digitally.
Images transferred to digital media; allows us to measure, design and modify the way we want. We can obtain the possible finished state of the teeth by making abrasion, insertion, contact point controls and contour changes in the designed teeth.
If we wish, we can show the mouth images of these designed teeth by combining them with the profile images of the patient and we can show how they can achieve a smile after the procedure.