Gorgeous Smiles Provides Faster, More Comfortable Treatment for her Patients with Digital Dentistry
Digital Dentistry At Gorgeous Smiles —we are now making treatment faster and more comfortable for her patients with intraoral scanning and digital dentistry.
There are many insights and knowledge of dentistry you can gain with the help of a dentist. But most of these insights and knowledge are not easily available to the people who need it most. But now, with the help of technology, things have changed.
Have you ever thought about putting your whole mouth on your smartphone while you're eating your lunch? Or sending your dentist a photo of a cavity you want filling, instead of going into the office? With digital dentistry, these are now possible—and it's easy to see why.
Have you been told you need a dental crown on one of your teeth? Have you been considering Ceramic Veneers done for cosmetic beautiful smiles and you are worried about the procedure and the cost? At Gorgeous Smiles we have a solution to your concerns!
Gorgeous Smiles has added the industry’s most accurate* intraoral scanner, TRIOS® by 3Shape, to power her digital practice.
Intraoral scanners, like TRIOS®, are used in digital dentistry to take super high speed images of a patients’ mouths. The images, called digital impressions, are then brought into CAD/CAM software to design and manufacture dental restorations like dentures, crowns, veneers, dental implants as well as plan orthodontic treatments and create orthodontic appliances.
A dentist can see into a patient's mouth just as easily as a surgeon can peer inside the human body.
It's called digital x-ray, and it's a type of high-tech imaging. That helps dentists diagnose problems and plan procedures for teeth, gums, and jawbones.
The camera behind each patient's mouth takes pictures of the patient's teeth. And the images are immediately and wirelessly transmitted to a computer for processing.
Then, they're played back in 3D—just like a video game. Except on a computer monitor—so the dentist can "scan" the patient's mouth.
Digital dentistry workflows speed up patient appointments and save production time as well as enhancing nearly all diagnostic, restorative and surgical procedures. Dental procedures that once took weeks are now done in a single appointment.
One major change Gorgeous Smiles patients will notice right away is not having to take complete-arch impressions the old way using silicone putty – a procedure known to strike fear in many patients.
In a study published by the American Dental Association, old-fashion impressions taken with putty, caused gagging in 8% of the participants. ** Gorgeous Smiles is now using TRIOS® which means no more gooey impressions and no more gagging for her patients.
Taking impressions digitally is also more comfortable for the patient. A study by the University of Bern School of Dental Medicine found that 100% of the patients in the study preferred the digital workflow as opposed to taking analog impressions.***
In addition, the accuracy of digital impressions make the resulting restorations more precise. Accuracy that cuts down on the need for having to make remakes of the restoration and/or bringing the patient back to do over the analog impression because of a fault or damage to the impression caused during shipping, designing and storage. And importantly, because it’s digital, there are no more plaster models to throw out.
*ADA Study: Evaluation of the Accuracy of Six Intraoral Scanning Devices: An in-vitro Investigation
**Gagging and its associations with dental care-related fear, fear of pain and beliefs about treatment - www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24789238
***Patient-centred outcomes comparing digital and conventional implant impression procedures: a randomized crossover trial. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25864771