The field of dentistry is constantly changing to best suit penitent needs and the generation. For this reason, many dentists and/or cosmetic dentists are always on the look for emerging and new technologies that will make patients comfortable. Moreover, advancements in the dentistry field offer better solutions for traditional oral health problems than previously.
New trends make dentistry durable, comfortable, natural and efficient. Patients benefit from new techniques and technologies that are less invasive and dependable. In other words, procedures that took multiple trips to the dentist or required several dental professionals can now take place under one office by one qualified physician.
Well, there are genuinely many new advancements in dentistry technology. Here are some of the more modern dental care procedures and technologies today.
Digital x-ray is a new technology in the dentistry field. These devices are like digital cameras, which replaces traditional radiographs. Well, even though digital x-rays have been on the market for few years, they have recently gained popularity due to its many benefits. This x-ray is faster and more efficient. It uses phosphor plate (electronic sensor) instead of film. This means that it relays information to the computer where making it available for viewing.
Digital X-ray contains far less radiation compared to traditional X-ray. This makes it safe for use on a patient several times.
This is a unique type of light that dentists use to shine a patient’s mouth to detect oral problems/conditions. This new technology is so effective and beneficial today, in such a way that a dentist can easily identify early forms of oral diseases or cancer.
CAM (Computer Assisted Manufacture Technology) / CAD (Computer Assisted Design) is not only used in dentistry but also used in other medical fields and other industries. This is because this technology provides a highly accurate design of materials or items to be constructed.
When it comes to dentistry, this technology allows dentists to design and fabricate dental restorations that will resemble the look and feel of natural teeth. This technology can be used for crowns, veneers, porcelain, onlays/inlays, and dental bridges.
Ever since laser was invented, it has gained a lot of use in today’s world. Laser dentistry is a new technology that has proven to offer a lot of benefits to dental patients and dentists as well. First, laser dentistry is a much less invasive alternative to many procedures. Moreover, a laser procedure is almost painless and time-saving.
The laser is mainly used to treat tooth sensitivity, TMJ, Blood vessels and scars, nerve regeneration, speech impediment improvements, dental fillings, tongue tie, gummy smile changes, decay removal, crown lengthening, cold sores, and benign tumors.
Invisalign is a type of brace that is clear and practically invisible and is a tool used in cosmetic dentistry. Invisalign gently straighten teeth just like a standard or traditional braces. They are not only comfortable but give its users confidence to smile and socialize. This kind of braces is easy to take out for cleaning and does not require a restriction on what type of food to eat. In a nutshell, they get the job done.
Dental implants are perhaps one of the leading dental technology advancement
that is quite popular with many people. This has mainly been contributed to the fact that they are fit and function as a replacement for a tooth root. Apart from integrating with the jawbone, they can be fitted in almost any adult who is missing a tooth and needs teeth replacement.
Treatment time has also been shortened as the patient can now receive crown attachments immediately after tooth extraction as opposed to waiting for six months.