Digital Dentistry

Dana Niguel Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & Prosthodontists located in Dana Point, CA

In order to provide his patients with the highest quality dental care, John Rezaei, DMD, is dedicated to working with the most modern tools and technology, like digital dentistry. To learn more about how Dr. Rezaei can improve your dental experience with digital dentistry, schedule a consultation at Dana Niguel Dental in Dana Point, California. Booking your visit is easy: just call the office or use the online tool.

Digital Dentistry Q & A

What is digital dentistry?

Digital dentistry is a service that Dana Niguel Dental offers to make your dental experience more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. It involves using a state-of-the-art intraoral scanner to take impressions of your mouth, which are then used for a variety of procedures.

In the traditional method of taking an impression of your mouth, your dentist inserts a tray full of dental putty into your mouth and instructs you to bite down. You then have to keep the impression tray in your mouth for an extended period of time until the dental putty dries. Many patients find this uncomfortable, especially those with a sensitive gag reflex. 

With digital dentistry, Dr. Rezaei gets a much more accurate impression of your mouth in much less time, and without having to subject you to the discomfort of the impression tray. He simply uses a pen-like instrument that takes numerous high-quality images of your mouth. He then uploads those images to a computer and uses special software to turn them into a very precise and virtual model of your mouth.

What are the benefits of digital dentistry?

Digital dentistry has a number of benefits over traditional dental impressions. The process takes less time than the traditional method and is much more comfortable for you. It also provides Dr. Rezaei with a more accurate and precise impression of your mouth.

This impression and the virtual smile that it creates are also stored digitally, which means that it’s much easier for Dr. Rezaei to send to dental labs for fabricating restorations.

What procedures use digital dentistry?

Dr. Rezaei uses digital dentistry in any procedure that would otherwise require taking a traditional impression. That typically includes any restorative procedure, where a precise and accurate model of your mouth is required in order to custom-fabricate your restoration so that it fits comfortably in your mouth and supports your bite.

Some of the services at Dana Niguel Dental that use digital dentistry include:

  • Dental implants
  • Veneers
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dentures
  • Full mouth rehabilitation

To learn more about how Dr. Rezaei can improve your dental experience with digital dentistry, schedule a consultation with Dana Niguel Dental today by calling the office or booking a visit with the convenient online tool.