Joseph Ramellini, DMD

Gabrielle Ramellini, DMD, Diplomate, ABDSM

Joseph Ramellini, DMD

Gabrielle Ramellini, DMD, Diplomate, ABDSM

Digital Dentistry Trends: Technology’s Impact on Modern Dental Care

Digital impression of partial dental arch with treatment needed marked in blue, example of digital dentistry.

Technological advancements have revolutionized the way oral health care is delivered. Digital dentistry, a rapidly growing trend, encompasses various technologies that enhance diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient care. In this blog, we go over some recent digital dentistry trends that have changed dentistry.

Digital Impressions and Imaging

Bid farewell to uncomfortable traditional impressions! Digital scanners now precisely capture images of teeth and oral structures, enhancing both accuracy and patient comfort. Additionally, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) provides detailed 3D images, aiding in precise implant placement and root canal treatments.

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

CAD/CAM technology allows for the creation of crowns, bridges, and dental restorations with remarkable precision. These types of restorations can now be designed digitally and fabricated on-site or through partnering laboratories. Further, this reduces turnaround time and ensures a better fit for patients!

Laser Dentistry

Lasers have transformed various dental procedures, making them less invasive, more efficient, and often pain-free. In fact, they are used for cavity detection, gum treatments, teeth whitening, and even in surgical procedures, reducing the need for traditional tools.

3D Printing

Similar to digital impressions, 3D printing has improved accuracy and patient comfort when it comes to creating restorations. Moreover, 3D printing allows for the quick production of models, surgical guides, dentures, and orthodontic devices. This customization improves treatment outcomes.


The recent surge in telehealth has extended to dentistry. Teledentistry enables remote consultations, follow-ups, and patient education through video conferencing. This trend has proven crucial in providing care for patients in remote areas.

Modern Dental Care in Clyde, NC

It’s no doubt the digital revolution has profoundly impacted dentistry and patient care. From enhanced diagnostics to efficient treatment planning, these trends are shaping a more patient-centric and effective oral healthcare landscape. Luckily, at Peak Dentistry in Clyde, NC, our office proudly keeps up with digital dentistry trends like intraoral cameras, infrared cameras, CariVu cavity detection devices, same-day crowns, and more.

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