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The Benefits of Digital Dentistry

The Benefits of Digital Dentistry

It’s challenging to keep up with all of the technological advancements in recent decades. However, they go far beyond your smartphone and favorite streaming services.

Modern dentistry has also gone through numerous changes. And Dr. Abraham Nobel proudly offers the latest in digital dentistry at Nobel Dental in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California. Here, Dr. Nobel explains how digital dentistry works and describes its numerous benefits.

Introducing digital dentistry

It may not seem like there’s room for digital technology in an area like dentistry. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Digital dentistry provides preventive care, diagnostics, and dental treatments in a far more effective and efficient manner. But how? Here are two examples of the latest equipment and innovations.

Digital X-rays

Unlike traditional 2D technology, digital X-ray equipment enables Dr. Noble to capture 360-degree images of your entire mouth. These advanced views can help assess everything from cavities, decay, and infection to abnormal teeth, bone loss, and endodontic conditions.

Dr. Nobel can also use this advanced technology to determine whether you’re a good candidate for certain procedures — like dental implants — and assess your recovery after treatments like bone grafting and root canals.

And the best part? Capturing the digital images and getting the results takes a matter of seconds.

Intraoral scanner

If you’ve ever needed braces, implants, or dental restorations like crowns, you’ve probably had an impression taken. You may even have bad memories of oral devices filled with a gooey putty that you had to bite on until it hardened.

With intraoral scanners, that’s all a thing of the past.

Intraoral scanners use digital technology to take your impressions with scanning and CAD/CAM technology — no messy substances. Instead, Dr. Nobel captures a precise, 3D digital image of your mouth with no muss or fuss. 

Dr. Nobel can also use this tool to transmit live images of your teeth to a monitor, dramatically enlarged and magnified. This makes it easier to discuss areas of concern or specific treatment options.

The benefits of digital dentistry

These tools may sound nice, but the benefits go beyond comfort and convenience.

Minimal environmental impact

Digital X-rays and impressions go straight into the computer. That means there’s no need for chemicals or substances to dispose of following your appointment. Digital X-rays use less radiation, so they have less impact on you, too.

Greater accuracy and precision

Do you need a crown? Veneers? Implant-supported restoration or denture? Digital scanning and CAD/CAM technology create accurate measurements, ensuring the most comfortable fit for every course of treatment.

Easier access to records

Digital technology makes it easier to have all your records available, immediately. Whether you have a question about your oral health or you’re coming in for a routine exam, we can easily review, compare, and share everything at the touch of a button.

Quicker, more affordable treatment

Finally, it’s hard to beat the quick and affordable solutions digital dentistry has to offer. 

Digital X-rays and intraoral scanners provide details on your oral health within seconds. This makes it easier to keep up-to-date with dental appointments, preventing common problems like gum disease or catching them in the earliest stages.

Curious to see the benefits of digital dentistry for yourself? Contact Nobel Dental by phone or online to schedule a consultation with Abraham Nobel, DDS, MPH, today.

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