When it comes to dental care, an office that uses an all-digital workflow can offer extensive advantages over those that have not upgraded to a digital system. Imagine if every text or email you sent needed to be mailed and how much more time it would take to communicate and manage your life. That is the equivalent to using outdated dental methods compared to the all-digital workflow we use at Gilreath Family Dentistry. Dr. Gilreath started investing in digital technology in 2012 and continues to upgrade the technology in our office so that we can provide our patients with the very best and latest dental technology available. We use digital workflow in our crown, veneer and bridges fabrications, for our teeth whitening, bruxism/grinding appliances and Dental Sleep Medicine appliances, in our implant planning techniques and surgery, In our traditional and Invisalign procedures, and in general dentistry examinations using our digital xrays.
All-digital workflow in a dental office means that everything is stored and sent digitally, especially for our restorative dentistry procedures. For instance, dental impressions needed to create veneers or dental crowns are created with 3D imaging in digital form instead of a physical impression of the teeth. This means the digital dental impression can be used immediately in our office to make your restorations or appliances. And when an outside lab needs to be used, we can immediately send the digital scan to the lab instead of mailing them a mold of a patient’s teeth, which can be greatly affected by temperatures and improper handling. Everything is easily accessible and transportable through digital means, creating a streamlined system that saves time for us and our patients.
What are the Benefits to an All-Digital Workflow?
So, what does an all-digital workflow mean for you as one of our patients:
- Xray images that are instantly available and take much less radiation than typical film images
- A no goop, totally digital, more accurate mold of your teeth using scanning
- Precision fit of restorations that surpass most typical old fashioned impression techniques
- A digital copy of your models so that, if needed, we can go back to these models again and again
- The ability to have crowns, veneers, bridges and even implant restorations completed in a single day
- Implant planning using a digital scan or your mouth coupled with the CT scan of your jaw
- No temporaries when doing crowns
- No gooey impressions
- Comfortable dentistry delivered in a relaxing, high-tech environment
An all-digital workflow is one more way we are striving to improve dental care for our patients at Gilreath Family Dentistry. We appreciate and respect our patients time and want to offer the best experience when you choose us for your dental care. To learn more about our digital workflow, look at the different menu items on the right of this page!