Technology has long been a force for change in dentistry. Think back twenty, ten or even just five years ago, the industry looked drastically different and day-to-day work involved tasks that have since been replaced by processing power and some clicks. The dental industry is advancing rapidly. In this article, we will be discussing the advanced technology in dental industry and its effectiveness.

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Dentists working from a digital platform can instantly share patient information among staff members, transfer files to the lab, and help increase case acceptance by visually showing patients areas of diagnosis and proposed treatment. With these new capabilities, digital practices are experiencing greater productivity, better communications with patients and a more satisfied staff.

Smart Toothbrush

This technology is made to change tooth brushing habits of children and adults by motivating individuals to brush better through games (for kids) and coaching (for adults) that guide them toward improved dental hygiene. This product includes sensors that can identify the area of the mouth in which the user is brushing. This powerful technology also has the ability to store data, and create a personalized visual check-up to show where the user brushed and missed over a 7-day period.

3D Printing Makes the Digital Physical

A digital platform in dentistry means that all patient information, imaging systems, and CAD/CAM data work together in a connected pattern. Because of the real-time flow of information, the practice with a digital platform is capable of operating more efficiently with the quicker delivery of procedures and a higher level of productivity. Uses of 3D printing include the production of drill guides for dental implants, the production of physical models for prosthodontics, orthodontics, and surgery, the manufacturer of dental, craniomaxillofacial and orthopedic implants, and the fabrication of copings and frameworks for implant and dental restorations. 3D printing is also likely to revolutionize the design of dental mouthguards, particularly those that are designed to be worn with braces and fitted specifically to the patient’s mouth.

Lasers

Lasers in dentistry have seen a tremendous rise and fall in use and popularity. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for curing a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth.

Some dentists are using lasers to treat:

Intra-Oral Camera

The camera’s unique liquid lens technology works like the human eye to ensure effortless image capture to deliver clear, detailed images patients can really understand. This camera is having six long-lasting LEDs around the lens provide balanced. Your technology treatment plan will become clear and will be far more customized to your needs than a simple formula for equipment purchases.

Today’s patient is exposed to advanced technology every day and expects to find the same high-tech welcoming environment at the dental office. Advances in dental equipment are rapidly making this high-tech practice a reality, with innovative equipment increasing efficiencies and delivering better services to patients. Digital practices are experiencing greater productivity, better communications with patients, and a more satisfied staff.

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