Cone beam imaging is transforming the way dentists collect information about their patient’s oral health. CBCT scans provide the anatomical accuracy required for diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical execution and follow-ups for implant procedures. Traditional two-dimensional imaging systems such as panoramic and intraoral images are no longer enough to give your patients the adequate information needed for planning implant treatments. In today’s technological world, it is important to invest in a Cone Beam CT scanner for your dental practice to give your patients the most accurate treatment options.
Offering digital impressions can be a useful way to help build your practice, allowing you to attract new patients by offering an alternative to conventional impression taking technology. Additionally, a digital scanner will provide other business opportunities, particularly for a practice providing orthodontic services. There are many different digital scanners on the market, but iTero is one of the most respected and versatile brands. This guide outlines the suggested intra-oral scan image acceptance standards for iTero scanners.
Head-and-neck cancer is the most common cancer worldwide with an estimated global incidence of 500,000 new cases annually. The term "oral cancer" is used to define any cancer that develops in tissues of the mouth, face, salivary glands, throat and neck. Patients with oral cancer are generally treated with a combination of radiotherapy and ablative surgery.
Digital dental impressions are the latest innovations that are revolutionizing the dental industry. Digital impressions and the use of digital scanners are growing in popularity because they save time for both dentists and patients and improve the accuracy of impressions.
Today’s patients are requesting zirconia and porcelain crowns over metal-based crowns because both zirconia and porcelain restorations provide strength and lifelike esthetics. Since the introduction of milled zirconia restorations, patients have been increasingly requesting zirconia as an alternative to porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) restorations.
Technology is helping dental and oral health clinicians provide faster, more accurate, and well-rounded treatment to their patients. The dental world is undergoing major changes thanks to advancements in new technology.
As a dentist, one goal for your practice is to create quality and precise restorations that fit patients and thus improve their quality of life. The only way to achieve accurate and long-lasting results is to switch to digital impressions. Traditional impressions risk distortion. Digital scanners, however, capture precise results in a more efficient and time effective manner. They also increase patient’s level of comfort and satisfaction.
Today’s patients are requesting zirconia and porcelain crowns over metal-based crowns because both zirconia and porcelain restorations provide strength and lifelike esthetics. Since the introduction of milled zirconia restorations, patients have been increasingly requesting zirconia as an alternative to porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) restorations. Many myths exist surrounding the use of zirconia in dental restorations. This article debunks the myths concerning zirconia to ensure that dentists and technicians understand the differences between the materials available for restorations.
If your patient suffers from tooth loss, they probably desire a restorative solution that will help them eat their favorite foods again and smile with confidence. In the past, the only option for replacing teeth was dentures. Patients would have to cement their dentures into their mouths using a temporary glue and then remove them at night, repeating the same tedious process over and over again. Not only was the installation and removal process tasking, but dentures often came loose, causing bits of food to get under them.
Excellent margins are essential for achieving a well-fitting restoration requiring minimal chair-side adjustments. It is crucial to ensure the margins are designed and prepped correctly, and afterward, it is best to polish your prep. Your choice of margin preparation depends on the type of crown selected for the patient. The types of margins and when to use them are outlined below.