Digital Dentistry in Lubbock, TX
For decades, going to the dentist was considered an undesirable experience. It mostly involved sitting in an uncomfortable chair under a bright light and having your mouth invaded with various tools and unpleasant sensations. Even though dental health is essential to your overall health, many people steer clear of the dentist because of how uncomfortable it was for them.
Fortunately, dentistry today is not what it was in the past! New advancements in technology are making trips to the dentist quicker, easier, more comfortable, and in many cases, more affordable.
Long gone are the old ways of creating dentures. In the past, it would take weeks and multiple visits to the dentist to get a pair of dentures produced and fitted. Today, with new digital systems, this can be completed in a fraction of the time, often in just one appointment. This process uses advanced software, devices, and materials to create dentures efficiently. Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) make this new process possible.
Digital Implant Retained Dentures
Combining digital dentures with implant placement is the future of dentistry. Being able to visualize, prior to surgery, the relationship between the teeth to be restored and the bone available is paramount. Dental CT Scans offer the best detail in jaw anatomy, identifying bone, nerves, and sinuses and helping identify possible complications ahead of time. Treatment planning can be accomplished through a virtual surgery, taking what was once guesswork and turning it into a very predictable live surgery.
Photogrammetry is the technique to record the 3-dimensional implant positions of a full-arch implant-supported fixed denture. This leading-edge technology allows the dentist to scan the implants extra-orally on the day that the implants are surgically placed to supply the dentist with final impressions on the day of surgery.
- This advanced method drastically improves your implant treatment experience in the following ways:
- There is no need for repeated gooey impressions
- The technology eliminates the need for try-ins, as the part will fit perfectly
- Improved comfort due to the quality of the fit of the final restoration
- Shortened treatment time
Digital Veneers are produced using CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) dental software. Dr. Morgan can generate a digital design for your new smile using facial photographs and Intra-Oral scans. This fun virtual makeover lets you see how your new smile will look before committing to treatment.
In many cases, Dr. Morgan can utilize the 3D printer to create a snap-on smile. This lets you have complete control over the size, shape, and color of your new teeth. Because the impressions are digital, they can be uploaded by the lab immediately and milled out quickly, significantly reducing the time from start to finish. And finally, digital veneers are more affordable. The process is less costly to the dentist, so we pass the savings on to our patients.
Experience the Digital Dentistry Difference!
We are proud to bring the latest dental advancements to our hometown so the Lubbock community can experience the benefits of quicker, gentler, more convenient dentistry.
To learn more about our digital dental technology, call Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Lubbock at 806-451-4510
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