Digital equipment in all dental practices is commonplace. From digital imaging through electronic recordkeeping, general dentists and specialists are seeing more accurate diagnoses, faster treatment times, and lower costs for equipment. Here in one volume is a comprehensive look at the digital technology available, describing indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages, limitations, and applications in the various dental fields. Included are digital imaging, digital impressions, digital operative dentistry, digital prosthodontics, digital implant fabrication and placement, and digital applications in endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery. The book is ideal for dental students seeking a reference for digital dental technology and for seasoned practitioners and specialists interested in incorporating digital technology in their daily practice.
Contributors ix Foreword xi Preface xiii 1 Digital Imaging 1 Jeffery B. Price and Marcel E. Noujeim 2 Digital Impressions 27 Gary D. Hack, Ira T. Bloom, and Sebastian B. M. Patzelt 3 Direct DigitalManufacturing 41 Gerald T. Grant 4 Digital Application in Operative Dentistry 57 Dennis J. Fasbinder and Gisele F. Neiva 5 Digital Fixed Prosthodontics 75 Julie Holloway 6 CAD/CAM Removable Prosthodontics 107 Nadim Z. Baba, Charles J. Goodacre, and Mathew Kattadiyil 7 Digital Implant Surgery 139 Hans-Peter Weber, Jacinto Cano, and Francesca Bonino 8 Digital Design and Manufacture of Implant Abutments 167 Radi Masri, Joanna Kempler, and Carl F. Driscoll 9 Digital Applications in Endodontics 177 Ashraf F. Fouad 10 From Traditional to Contemporary: Imaging Techniques for Orthodontic Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Outcome Assessment 193 Georgios Kanavakis and Carroll Ann Trotman 11 Clinical Applications of Digital Dental Technology in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 207 Jason Jamali, Antonia Kolokythas, and Michael Miloro 12 The Virtual Patient 231 Alexandra Patzelt and Sebastian B. M. Patzelt Index 241