Digital Impressions: Evolution or Revolution– A Review

  • Umesh Palekar HOD/Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, RDC, PIMS (DU), Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, Maharashtra, India.
  • Deepak M. Vikhe Associate professor, Department of Prosthodontics, RDC, PIMS (DU), Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, Maharashtra, India.
  • Agyey Kumar Pathak Postgraduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics, RDC, PIMS, (DU), Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, Maharashtra, India.
  • Aparna Deo Postgraduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics, RDC, PIMS (DU), Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, Maharashtra, India.
  • Milind Jagdale Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, RDC, PIMS (DU), Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, Maharashtra, India.
  • Alpa Newaskar Postgraduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics, RDC, PIMS (DU), Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Accuracy, CAD/CAM, Digital Impression, Intraoral Scanners, Milling Units, Optical Impressions.

Abstract

Digital and manufacturing technology is evolving on a large scale and the use of these technologies in the field of dentistry has become a major trend for diagnosis. Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing technology has drastically modified dentist’s method of treatment planning and restorative workflow. As the CAD/CAM market evolved, new scanners, designing software, mills, and printers are added. New materials are under development, and current software is still being modified. To overcome the shortcomings of the traditional impression system, digital impressions were familiarised. These systems are more efficient and effective. Sophisticated digital scanners and software programs are included in CAD / CAM to capture the amount of information and manipulate the collected data needed to fabricate custom milled restorations in dental practices.

Published
2021-01-26