Digital dentistry a complete overview

Digital dentistry a complete overview

Posted Jan. 28, 2023 by Haresh Savani

Digital dentistry is a complete overview.


The future of dental care is here. Digital dentistry has been a popular topic in the last few years, with many people wondering how it will affect their oral health. While technology has made many improvements to current practices, it can also lead to some problems. In this post, we will discuss some of these potential risks and how they can be mitigated by using digital 3D printing instead of traditional methods like putty molds or wax models.

The dentist of the future is here

The future is here. It's a digital dentist, and they're called the dentists of the future. They are also known as “digital dentistry practitioners” or “digital dentists” for short, but we'll stick with "digital" because it sounds better than "digital practitioners."

Dentists of the future are using technology to make their practices more efficient and effective than ever before. But don't worry—they're not going anywhere! In fact, many of these practices have been around for years now (even decades) but just recently realized how much potential there was in using these tools for their own benefit and growth.

This technology allows the dentist to use a digital scanner instead of the traditional putty-based molds to take impressions of a patient's teeth, gums, and bite

Digital impressions are more accurate, faster, and easier to use. They also provide a better experience for your patients. 

Digital impressions are more cost-effective, as they use a single mold instead of multiple molds that must be reused over time. Additionally, the process is more environmentally friendly because there is no need for filling or sanding material like in traditional dental procedures.

Once the impressions are completed, they are uploaded directly into the computer software program. The software then fabricates highly accurate models of the patient's mouth and jaw. These models are then used to create a digital model of your teeth that can be used to make custom crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and dentures. 

The printer uses a 3D printer that has been designed specifically for this purpose so it prints from one piece at a time rather than casting multiple parts together as an injection molding machine does. This means that once you have placed your order for new dentures or dental implants (which may take several weeks), we will have them ready for you within 2-3 weeks!

Different types of 3D printers can use various materials, such as plastics or metals, to create dental crowns, bridges, and inlays. Dental restorations made with a 3D printer are durable and more affordable than traditional methods. For example, a single crown may cost $100 to $300 when made by a dentist but only about $20 if you order it online or through your local library. 

3D printing has many advantages over conventional manufacturing: 

You don't need any special training or experience; it's easy to learn how to use; there's no risk of contamination because everything is done inside an enclosed space; plus you get the finished product right away! 

The same computers used for dental design and creating dental restorations can also be used to educate patients about their procedures. This is especially important if you want your patients to understand what they’re getting themselves into, but it’s also useful for everyone who needs help with insurance billing or financial planning. 

Education isn't just a one-time thing either: many dentists will have educational materials available online through their websites so that they can be shared with patients in other ways as well. For example, some companies offer videos explaining how the procedure works (and why it's important) along with before-and-after photos so that people know exactly what they're getting into when they go into their appointment! 

Digital dentistry is a new wave for the future of dental care. It's more efficient, more accurate, and more cost effective than traditional dentistry. Digital technology allows you to create a 3D model of your teeth and jawline so that we can see how they fit together in real life. This means that if there is any damage or decay on one side of your mouth (for example), then it will be easier for us to fix it with minimal pain or discomfort because we can use laser beams instead of drills! 

Another great thing about digital technologies such as lasers is that they're much safer than traditional methods like fillings or crowns; therefore this makes them ideal for patients who have had previous injuries caused by accidents/surgery etc…


The future of dentistry is here, and it's exciting. Digital dentistry will allow doctors to perform treatments more efficiently while also providing patients with a more personal experience.

Haresh Savani
Published by Haresh Savani

As an accomplished founder and CEO, seasoned digital dental technician, experienced ceramist, and a guide to thousands of budding professionals, my vision is to bring a dental renaissance to the global canvas.

For the past 20 years, we have toiled and carved our path to becoming a leading dental lab for providing the latest products, innovative materials, and state-of-the-art digital technology.

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