Modern Dental Technology

modern dental technology

We practice modern dentistry

Technology in the dental field is ever-changing, so we make sure to stay on the cutting edge by integrating state-of-the-art equipment into our practice. This allows us to diagnose with more accuracy and treat patients with less pain and in fewer visits. It also equals less time in the dental chair and a more comfortable experience from start to finish. We use only the best materials and methods to ensure stunning and reliable results time after time.

At Worcester Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, we’re dedicated to making sure that our patients have a convenient, positive, and stress-free experience. From our warm, welcoming lobby to our modern treatment rooms, you can rest assured that our team will take great care of you!

dental technician removing jaw model from a 3D printer3D printers have revolutionized dentistry by enabling the rapid, precise manufacturing of dental appliances, models, and prosthetics. This technology allows dental professionals to create highly detailed and customized objects from digital files, streamlining workflows and enhancing patient care.

One of the primary benefits of 3D printing in dentistry is its accuracy. Dental professionals can design crowns, bridges, dentures, and orthodontic devices using computer-aided design (CAD), ensuring a perfect fit with fewer manual adjustments. This leads to more effective treatments and greater patient satisfaction.

Efficiency is another significant advantage. 3D printers can quickly produce complex dental items with minimal manual labor, reducing patient wait times and increasing productivity in dental practices. Additionally, 3D printing’s versatility allows for a variety of materials, from biocompatible resins to metals, enabling a broader range of dental applications.

Cost savings are also notable. By reducing outsourcing and minimizing material waste, 3D printers can lower production costs for dental practices, leading to more competitive pricing and more sustainable practices.

In summary, 3D printers are a game-changer in dentistry, offering a flexible, efficient, and accurate solution for creating dental appliances and models. This technology significantly improves the quality of dental care and enhances the patient experience.

man doing CBCT 3D x-ray at dental office

CBCT stands for ConeBeam Computed Tomography, which is a special type of digital x-ray scanner that dentists use to see a 3D image of your mouth and teeth.

The ConeBeam CT imaging system rotates once around your head while you stand or sit in a chair. The process is quick, simple, and completely painless. We use these scans to provide the best treatment in dental implants, root canals, diagnosis of dental and facial pain, etc.

We can evaluate your teeth and facial structures from literally every angle, in 3D, and in color! Routine x-rays, on the other hand, produce a single flat image with limited information.

You can have absolute confidence and satisfaction in the treatment you receive, knowing we’ve analyzed every problem with 3D technology.

intra oral camera

Intra-oral imaging gives you a hassle-free, detailed view of your mouth in pictures and videos without the need for “goopy” impressions.

Putting specific problem areas onto a computer screen lets us see with clarity and detail that’s not possible with a traditional mouth mirror. Hand-held wands quickly capture the details of your teeth and gums. In fact, even small cracks that often lead to broken teeth appear vividly with the click of a button. We can explain the need for treatment more clearly by showing you what we see in great detail.

As an added benefit, dental insurance benefits often pay more quickly with the visual proof of a digital image.

intra oral scannerThe use of intra-oral scanners in dentistry offers several benefits, including:

  • Improved accuracy | Intra-oral scanners provide highly accurate digital impressions of a patient’s teeth and oral structures. This reduces the chances of errors that can occur with traditional impression materials and techniques.
  • Time efficiency | Intra-oral scanners can capture digital impressions in just a few minutes, compared to the time-consuming process of creating traditional impressions, which can take 10-15 minutes or more.
  • Improved patient experience | Patients may find intra-oral scanning more comfortable than traditional impressions, as there is no need for uncomfortable impression trays and material.
  • Improved communication | Digital impressions can be easily shared with dental laboratories, making it easier to communicate treatment plans and collaborate with other dental professionals.
  • Better outcomes | The use of intra-oral scanners can improve the overall quality of dental restorations and other treatments, leading to better outcomes for patients.

Overall, the use of intra-oral scanners can improve the efficiency, accuracy, and comfort of dental treatments while enhancing the patient experience and outcomes.

digital x-ray

Digital sensors capture detailed x-ray images with a fraction of the exposure found in traditional film x-rays. Technological advancements in x-ray technology provide multiple benefits:

Safety | Our digital x-ray system provides up to 90% reduction in radiation compared to older film-based systems.

Time Savings | Images captured instantly with a digital sensor lessen the time you spend in the dental chair.

Better Outcomes | Improved image clarity increases our ability to diagnose and treat conditions.

facial scanner
Facial scanners in dentistry are revolutionizing patient care by providing high-resolution 3D images of a patient’s face and dental structures. This technology allows for more accurate diagnostics and personalized treatment plans, significantly enhancing patient outcomes and comfort. Using facial scanners, dentists can create precise models for various applications, including orthodontic treatments and dental prosthetics, which leads to streamlined workflows and reduced need for manual adjustments.

Here are some of the key benefits of using facial scanners in dentistry:

  • Improved Diagnostic Accuracy | The digital images captured by the scanner can be used to create a denture that matches the patient’s natural teeth and gum line, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Enhanced Treatment Planning | The comprehensive view of facial structure helps in creating more customized treatment plans, leading to better outcomes.
  • Streamlined Workflows | The integration with digital tools simplifies the workflow, reducing errors and accelerating production processes.
  • Increased Patient Comfort | Facial scanners eliminate the need for traditional dental impressions, providing a more comfortable experience for patients.
  • Better Patient Engagement | The visual nature of the 3D models helps patients better understand their treatment, promoting engagement and communication.

Overall, facial scanners offer a range of benefits, from improved accuracy to enhanced patient comfort, making them an increasingly valuable tool in modern dental practices.

desktop scanner

Desktop scanners in dentistry have transformed the way dental impressions and models are digitized, offering a fast and efficient method to create detailed 3D images. These scanners provide dental professionals with accurate digital data for creating crowns, bridges, orthodontic appliances, and more, streamlining workflows and enhancing collaboration with dental labs. Here are the key benefits of desktop scanners in dentistry:

  • Improved Accuracy | Desktop scanners produce high-resolution 3D images, allowing for precise digital representations of dental models, leading to better-fitting restorations and appliances.
  • Streamlined Workflow | By digitizing dental models, these scanners reduce manual processes, enabling faster sharing of data with labs and colleagues, which speeds up treatment planning.
  • Reduced Material Cost | Digitizing dental models minimizes the need for physical storage and traditional materials, leading to cost savings that we can pass on to the patient, as well as a smaller environmental footprint.
  • Enhanced Design Capabilities | The detailed images from desktop scanners can integrate with computer-aided design (CAD) software, allowing for precise and customized dental solutions.