Implementing Digital Dentistry into Your Esthetic Dental Practice

Dent Clin North Am. 2020 Oct;64(4):645-657. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2020.07.003. Epub 2020 Aug 12.


The use of digital dentistry is on the increase as costs to acquire digital technology have gone down dramatically and allowed for more practitioners to integrate digital equipment with reduced investment. One of the most significant benefits of digital technology in dentistry is the ability to streamline processes that can be cumbersome via the analog way. In digital dentistry, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each device or system available.

Keywords: 3D printing; CAD/CAM milling; Digital dentistry; Intra oral scanners; Smile design.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computer-Aided Design*
  • Dental Prosthesis Design*
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Humans