The Benefits of Digital Cosmetic Dentistry

Modern advancements in dental materials have helped countless patients enjoy better-looking smiles with highly lifelike cosmetic treatments. For example, the porcelain used for cosmetic crowns and veneers can be customized to match not only your tooth’s color and shade, but also its texture and ability to reflect light. Using advanced, digital imaging technology, we can take cosmetic smile improvement even further, providing a number of benefits such as cleaner, more precise digital molds and measurements that help ensure the most lifelike results.

Safer, Faster Smile Improvement

  • Digital smile makeover planning – Digital imaging, such as computerized X-rays and CBCT scans, create highly detailed images of your teeth, jaws, and oral structures. The digital images and video allow your dentist to create 3D printed models that allow you to “test drive” what your new smile will be like before undergoing treatment.
  • No messy impressions – Traditionally, cosmetic dental models are taken using a biocompatible molding material that your dentist lays over your teeth and dental ridges. While safe and accurate, these impressions can often cause a mess that can be a hassle to clean up. With digital cosmetic planning, however, there is no need for mold materials, since the images create a detailed mold digitally.
  • Better tooth preservation – Better imaging means that your dentist can more accurately plan your smile improvement, meaning your treatment will help you preserve a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure. This helps you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile long after you’ve received your cosmetic dental treatment.

Learn More About Digital Cosmetic Dentistry

Digital technology can transform the way you improve your smile, providing better diagnoses and more precise treatment results for every cosmetic improvement. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.