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Digital Dentistry Specialist

Nobel Dental

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry located in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

Dentistry advances allow for fast, painless, and ultra-efficient care, so it’s important to find a dental practice that stays up to date with the newest technology. At Nobel Dental in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California, Abraham Nobel, DDS, MPH, uses the latest in digital dentistry for the ultimate precision and results. Call or book an appointment online today.

Digital Dentistry Q&A

What is digital dentistry?

Digital dentistry is an approach that uses the latest equipment and innovations to take X-rays and molds or impressions of your mouth. It requires no traditional film and bypasses the development process in favor of on-demand digital images and videos. 

Digital dentistry is faster, easier, and far more effective than traditional film X-rays and putty molds. This translates into more effective diagnoses and treatments than were available before digital dentistry was an option. 

What can I expect from digital dentistry?

What you can expect from digital dentistry depends on whether you’re getting X-rays or an intraoral scan. 

Digital X-rays 

When you get digital X-rays, you rest your lower jaw on a chin rest as directed by your Nobel Dental specialist. A sensor, a small plastic square placed in your mouth, captures 360-degree images in a matter of seconds. 

Intraoral scanner

When you get digital impressions for bridges or other restorations, your dental specialist uses the 3Shape TRIOS® Intraoral Scanner. They place the handheld high-tech device inside your mouth, then move it gently around your upper and lower jaw in a precise pattern. 

This captures video images in only a few seconds. With this type of intraoral scanning, there’s no cold, messy putty mold to bite into. 

With both digital X-rays and intraoral scanning, the team at Nobel Dental captures the highly detailed information they need almost instantly while you’re completely comfortable. 

What are the advantages of digital dentistry?

Digital dentistry is safer than traditional radiography because it uses less radiation. Your dentist can view the digital images and video right away because they go straight to the in-office computer. Since there’s no film needed and no chemicals used, there’s also minimal environmental impact. 

With digital dentistry, your dentist can plan your treatment in a highly exact manner. With such detailed measurements of your jaw and teeth, treatment planning for bridges, dental implants, and other necessary restorations is much simpler than before. The restorations fit better because they’re fabricated using extremely precise images. 

Digital dentistry also makes archiving radiographic images simple. Using these easily-accessible images, your Nobel Dental team can compare your current images to past images to monitor changes, evaluate the effectiveness of dental treatment, and recognize emerging issues. 

Nobel Dental uses the most effective and scientifically proven digital dentistry innovations to give you the best results. Call the office or book your appointment online today.