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Digital Dentistry

Rifkin Dental

Dentists located in Carmel, NY & Yorktown Heights, NY

Digital dentistry allows your dentists to provide the highest quality of care for safe and comfortable procedures. At Rifkin Dental in Carmel and Yorktown Heights, New York, the team uses the iTERO™ intraoral scanner to perform oral exams and plan treatment for crowns and bridges. To learn more about this cutting-edge technology, book an appointment over the phone or online today. 

Digital Dentistry Q & A

What is digital dentistry?

Digital dentistry refers to using advanced techniques in modern dentistry to improve patient experiences. At Rifkin Dental, the team uses innovative tools like iTERO scanning technology to take impressions of your teeth. 

Digital impressions allow them to design a treatment plan with the highest level of precision and care. Rather than going through the process of taking molds of your teeth for treatment planning, the team uses the iTero intraoral scanner to take pictures without discomfort.  

What should I expect during digital dentistry procedures?

Before undergoing digital dentistry procedures, the team reviews your oral health history, checks any results from dental X-rays, examines your teeth and bite, and discusses your desired treatment outcomes.

The process of getting digital impressions is pain-free, simple, and fast. While you relax in the treatment chair, your provider uses an iTERO device to scan your mouth, including your teeth, gums, and jaw. The scanning process analyzes your smile from every angle. 

After collecting the scans, your provider can catch potential issues and project dental treatment outcomes. They upload your digital scans to a computer-aided design program to determine the type of dental treatment that will most benefit you and your oral health.  

What are the benefits of digital dentistry?

Digital dentistry provides several benefits, including:

  • Accurate impressions of your teeth and gums
  • Reduced time in the dental chair
  • Improved treatment outcomes
  • Increased efficiency


Scans with iTERO are also less messy. Since Rifkin Dental uses digital imaging technology to plan for crowns, bridges, and other dental procedures, you don’t have to worry about plaster or traditional molds. 

What can digital dentistry be used for?

Digital dentistry can be used to plan for restorations like dental crowns and bridges but also other treatments such as orthodontics (traditional braces and Invisalign® clear aligners). It can also be used to help plan for retainers

Once the team gathers a complete picture of your oral health, they explain your condition and then make recommendations for treatment.

To learn more about the benefits of digital dentistry, make an appointment with Rifkin Dental over the phone or online today.