Digital dentistry has been an evolving part of dentistry for the last several decades. Starting with tomography developments in the early ’60s to the first milled restoration in the ’80s, digital dental labs have entirely changed the dental field. With their implementation, doctors have noted an increased ability to build trust with patients, leading to increased loyalty from patients.
Today, clinicians can incorporate digital workflows into their practices through data capture utilizing intraoral scanners for digital impressions and/or diagnostics. Clinicians are also able to utilize cone-beam computed tomography for impressions and diagnostics as well.
These technologies offer an overall improved and more efficient workflow once properly incorporated.
Ultimate Dental Lab was an early adopter of digital technologies and has fully embraced computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Early on, we discovered the value that digital technologies had on every step of the manufacturing process, from case planning all the way through to the finished product.
While the technology has had some bumps early on, it has only improved over time and has effectively changed dentistry forever.