What is digital dentistry?
Digital dentistry encompasses the incorporation of digital and computer technology to bespoke your dental treatment and smile, paving the way to enhance and replace conventional dental techniques.
Kiss ‘goobey’ mouth impressions goodbye
An intraoral scanner is a handheld device that can be sleekly navigated around your mouth to capture a high resolution 3D image of your teeth, gums and bite. This forms a unique blueprint of your mouth that can be viewed from ALL angles on a screen. Your dentist can then seamlessly plan and customize your dental treatment in partnership with you.
Nuffield Dental adopts iTero, 3shape, and T-scan scanners, all of which have their niches for specific purposes as follows.
Clear orthodontic aligners
Clear orthodontic aligners such as Invisalign and C-fast are a hugely popular and preferential way in which patients choose to aid the movement of their teeth into the correct position.
An intraoral scan empowers you to:
- Have a rapid visualization of your teeth moving into their proposed final position before you even decide on starting any clear aligner treatment
- Start your clear aligner journey by getting your clear aligners manufactured with a click of a button
Digital smile design
Design and customize your smile digitally on a screen until it is to your liking – from the size, shape and colour of your teeth (White aesthetics) to the height, shape and thickness of your gums (Pink aesthetics) – before proceeding with treatment.
- Watch your smile transform in front of your own eyes into its proposed final result before you even decide on starting any treatment
- Be fully pre-informed on the treatments that will be necessary in order to achieve your desired result (e.g. tooth whitening, tooth straightening, veneers, crowns, and/or crown lengthening)
A bite analysis can guide treatment to address a disharmonious bite and jaw joint dysfunction.
Using a T-scan, the dynamic movements of your bite and jaw are digitally analysed in real-time, enabling your dentist to plan your treatment to provide you with a harmonious bite and/or healthy jaw joint. This modern and niche technique replaces conventional mouth impressions, which are uncomfortable, less exact and will take multiple appointments.
Milled crowns, onlays and bridges
Have your crown, bridge or onlay fitted in a single visit
Crowns, onlays and bridges that are made conventionally will require a long turnaround time as they are constructed by an off-site laboratory. Patients will often have to come back for at least 2 appointments to have their treatment completed. With CAD-CAM, your crown, onlay or bridge can be fitted at the same appointment as their preparation stage, saving you time and money.
From your intraoral scan, your dentist can customize and 3D print:Digital stents
- These can help guide accurate implant placement, especially for multiple implants such as All-on-4.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) captures a ‘3D X-Ray’ of your teeth and jaws, whilst operating similarly to how a normal, routine X-Ray is taken.
CBCT has been a game changer in guiding the planning of certain complex dental treatment procedures such as:
- Wisdom teeth removals
- Root canal treatments
They vastly increase the accuracy and success rates of such treatments, and reduce the risk of complications.
Dental lasers are a radical digital technology that can enhance the treatment of:
- Gum disease
- Peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis
- Crowns, onlays and bridges
Why Nuffield Dental?
Forerunners in digital dentistry
Nuffield Dental is one of the unprecedented practices in Singapore to conduct research into and adopt
Heavily invested in innovation
A significant proportion of our revenue is reinvested into innovation. This includes acquiring novel and enhanced digital technology, to ensure that we always offer you contemporary care that is in line with current best practices.
Patient safety, comfort and satisfaction as our foremost priority