Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry was born from the sinergy between digital technology and dentistry. The first aplications were diagnosis-based computer imaging such as digital xrays, CBCTs, the use of photography and video in case analysis. Later these technologies blended together to form a powerfull esthetic planning tool ( Digital Smile Design ). Other sinergies were formed CAD-CAM technology and 3D printing that lead to other major advancements. Optical scans were introduced to replace the traditional impression, surgical guides started being used in implant dentistry, computer milled restorations became an alternative to handmade ones. What we used to call the future, is today's present.

The digital patient

With one simple trip to the dentist, all patient relevant information can be harvested via digital technology ( photo, video, scans, xrays ) and a digital clone of the patient is assembled. Today we treat the digital patient before treating the real patient. This allows us to creatively think and simulate the best treatment options and make the real procedures be simply rehearsed exercises with no surprises.
 

Digital Smile Design

The design of a smile starts from the facial features. These features give us an idea about the harmony we need to have in the smile. We can map the ideal size and position of the future teeth. And this digital design will guide the entire treatment plan.

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Kinetics

A simple and efficient concept that allows DSD guided orthodontic treatments, in a facially-driven philosophy. Long story short, this concept will allow the transfer of 2D information ( videos and pictures ) to 3D information ( the orthodontic set-up ) and into kinetic information ( guided tooth movement ).

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Surgical guides

Surgical guides are used to deliver more safety and precision in complex cases that require dental implant therapy. They are 3D printed based on a digital design and the CBCT ( cone beam computer tomography ) of the patient.

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Skyns

Skyns are crowns or veneers that copy natural anatomy, shape and texture, using CAD-CAM technology. They are milled from ceramic blocks with a gradient translucency, and they reproduce nature, down to the smallest details.

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Digital Era. Digital patient. Digital Smile Design. Kinetics. Surgical guides. Skyns.

Published: 04 08 2015 Last review: 22 11 2017
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