Digital Dentistry

Digital Imaging and Impressions

Digital imaging and advanced technology play an important role in the high-quality dental care we provide all of our patients. For example, digital X-rays provide us with crystal clear, highly detailed images of your teeth and oral structures so that we can more accurately pinpoint any issues that need to be addressed. Digital technology also allows your dentist to create 3D impressions of your teeth and dental ridges for more successful treatment planning. Compared to physical molds that are traditionally used, digital versions can be created much faster and with unmatched precision.

Same-Day Dental Restorations

Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) is one of the more comprehensive aspects of digital dentistry, and combines the quality and comfort of digital impressions with the ease and convenience of 3D printing. If you have to restore or replace a tooth with a custom porcelain restoration, then your dentist may be able to prepare your teeth, design your restoration, and secure it in place, all in the same day! The benefits of a same-day crown or bridge include:

  • More comfort – same-day restorations are designed and prepared digitally, so the process offers optimal comfort for all patients.
  • No temporary restoration – because you can receive your permanent restoration all in just a single visit, you won’t have to wear a temporary one that could become displaced.
  • Lifelike results – CAD/CAM restorations are typically made from highly lifelike materials such as porcelain or zirconia, making them indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

At Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Scott Roberson offers expert dental care for your entire family, including cosmetic, restorative, and preventive services. We proudly provide services to patients from Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services, call our dental office in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808.