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Transforming Dentistry: Tech Innovations in the Digital Laboratory

Posted by Bill Williams on Jul 24, 2023 6:00:00 AM
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In the ever-evolving landscape of dentistry, technology continues to play a pivotal role in revolutionizing patient care and enhancing dental practices. From digital imaging and diagnostics to advanced laboratory equipment, dentists now have access to a range of cutting-edge innovations that are reshaping the industry.  In this blog, we will explore some specific tech innovations that Pittman Dental Laboratory has invested in, that is now helping dentists and their practices achieve their goals.


  1. Digital Dentistry:

Digital-Impression-System-HeroThe advent of digital dentistry has transformed the way dental professionals approach treatment planning and execution. Technologies such as intraoral scanners enable dentists to capture precise digital impressions of patients' teeth, eliminating the need for messy traditional impressions. This digital data can be seamlessly integrated into CAD/CAM systems, allowing for the fabrication of highly accurate restorations, such as crowns and bridges, with improved efficiency and aesthetics.


  1. 3D Printing:

Dental 3D Printing3D printing has emerged as a game-changer in dentistry, revolutionizing the production of dental models, surgical guides, and even temporary restorations. With the ability to quickly generate custom-made dental appliances, 3D printers streamline the workflow in dental labs, reducing turnaround times and enhancing patient experiences. This technology not only improves the precision of dental prosthetics but also enables cost-effective solutions for both patients and practitioners.


  1. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT):

Digital Impression SystemsCBCT imaging has transformed the field of dental diagnostics by providing high-resolution, three-dimensional images of patients' oral structures. This advanced imaging technique assists dentists in accurate treatment planning, particularly for complex cases involving dental implants, root canals, and orthodontics. CBCT technology minimizes radiation exposure and enhances diagnostic capabilities, allowing for better patient outcomes and improved safety.


  1. 3D Facial Scanners and Workflows:

instarisa-video-womanPittman Dental Laboratory partners with InstaRisa™ who provides 3D facially driven restorations with facial scanners. Facial scanners allow clinicians to gather accurate records for facial scans, bites and dentures and denture impression scans. 3D Dental Facial Scanners enable you to show your patients a preview smile prior to treatment, wowing them with how great and healthy they’ll look, and increasing case acceptance.



The digital lab has witnessed remarkable technological advancements that are revolutionizing dentistry. From digital dentistry and 3D printing to CBCT imaging, laser technology, and AI-driven diagnostics, these innovations empower dentists to provide precise, efficient, and patient-centric care.  Pittman Dental Laboratory is embracing and investing in these tech innovations that enable dental practices to achieve their goals of enhanced treatment outcomes, improved patient experiences, and increased practice efficiency in today's dynamic and technology-driven dental landscape.

Topics: oral scanners, intraoral scanner, Dentist, Dental Lab, hybrid workflow, tech