In the not-so-distant past, digital technology wasn’t much used in dentistry. However, with both the technology and dental fields continuing to evolve, it’s safe to say that digital technology improves all aspects of your dental health.
Here at Palmieri Dentistry in Mooresville, North Carolina, Dr. Roberto Palmieri, accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, is on a mission to use the most cutting-edge technology to support your dental health needs.
That’s why we proudly offer advanced technologies such as the Digital Smile Design Simulation system, intraoral cameras, and advanced 3D imaging.
In this blog, Dr. Palmieri highlights how advanced dental technology, specifically digital technology, improves your dental outcomes.
Diagnostic imaging, such as traditional dental X-rays, has been a staple in dental offices for years. Dental X-rays can highlight cavities (even tiny ones between teeth), provide images of your jawbone (useful when planning for implants), and depict how wisdom teeth are growing.
Dental X-rays are indispensable, and digital technology has paved the way for advanced images. The real benefit of advanced digital X-ray technology is taking your dental health to the next level. Digital 3D X-rays:
In short, better imaging leads to better treatment planning and better dental outcomes.
Digital technology leads to more accurate diagnoses, but the perks don’t end there. Digital technology enables the entire workflow to be digital. This has a tremendous impact on your treatment timeline.
Consider a dental crown. Without a digital workflow, we’d have to take manual impressions (which can be particularly bothersome for those with a strong gag reflex) and then send the physical impressions to a lab.
Not only is the impression process messy and uncomfortable, but it can take weeks to mail the mold, then wait for the lab to fabricate the crown and mail it back to us.
Digital workflow streamlines this process: CAD/CAM technology eliminates the need for traditional workflows. Our Planmeca CAD/CAM machine not only takes digital impressions of your tooth but has the software to design and create a crown with a perfect fit in minutes.
Intraoral scanning and CAD/CAM technology mean that you can receive your permanent crown without fussing with a temporary crown.
Digital workflows aren’t just used for crowns. We use digital workflows when creating Invisalign® treatment plans too!
We know that you’re busy, and digital technology can ensure that you receive the care you need … when you need it. Digital technology, such as CAD/CAM technology, means that you only have to visit us one time (instead of twice) to receive a dental crown.
Technology plays a big role in dental restorations, but digital technology can also help us plan cosmetic treatments too. We’re proud to offer Digital Smile Design Simulation to our patients who are ready for a smile makeover.
Dr. Palmieri uses Digital Smile Design Simulation to record precise measurements, but it also allows you a sneak peek at what your future smile could look like.
When you choose Palmieri Dentistry, you’re choosing a one-of-a-kind dental practice that’s focused on providing you with faster, more effective care. Our digital technology:
To learn more about our digital technology (and other advanced technology like soft tissue laser), call our office at 704-247-6336 or book your visit online.