New technologies have helped dentistry to evolve during the last two decades. Even basic process like a root canal or tooth extraction is not at all painful like it used to be during the early 90s. Here’re several upcoming technologies that can help dentists and patients during the next few months.
The smart toothbrushes available in the market come with a set of impressive features. Besides monitoring your daily brushing habits, these units are capable of vibrating, oscillating, jiggling, and sliding in the mouth around teeth to remove plaque more efficiently without damaging teeth.
Smart toothbrushes capture the data with the help of sensors and transfer it to the smartphone app with the help of Bluetooth. Some of them are also capable of creating a 3D map showing the condition of various teeth and highlighting if some of them need better brushing, or scrubbing.
The Oral-B Pro 3000, Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean, air flosser, and water pick are some of the popular smart toothbrushes and floss substitutes available around the world.
Use of AR in Dental Reconstruction
Dental reconstruction procedures like dental implants, bone augmentation, ridge expansion, mini dental implants, etc. can change the way the patient speaks and looks. This is where AR (Augmented Reality) comes into the picture. Software solutions powered by AR, AI, and 3D scans of the patient’s mouth can help patients to see the possible outcome (virtual view) of the reconstruction surgeries.
3D Printing Technology for Dental Labs
At present, 3D printing technology (additive manufacturing) is used by some dental offices to create implant crowns, crowns, and teeth alignment correcting braces, as well.
Armed with the scan of a patient’s teeth, dental office, and dental lab technicians can easily print and modify dental crowns within minutes. It saves hours of time and resources for dentists. On the other hand, the patient can get accurate, timely treatment without waiting for the custom-made product to arrive.
Specially Designed Lasers
When it comes to finding cavities, dentists often use the instrument called “explorer.” They stick it on the tooth to take a closer look at the decay. Now, several dental care experts have started using a high-tech diode laser to find and get rid of decay. These specially designed lasers are FDA and ADA-approved.
Lasers are used for removing the decay, and bacteria as a part of the root canal procedure. They play a crucial role in extracting lesions (tissues) from the mouth for cancer tests. Lasers have also replaced dental drills in certain situations. This minimizes pain, bleeding, anxiety, and the need to use anesthesia.
Some of the best Roswell Dental Care offices use ultrasonics and lasers to make tooth cleaning a painless procedure.
Digitalized X-rays to Slowly Replace Radiographs
Digitalized x-rays are gaining popularity around the world due to their low radiation and the quality of images. The Xray sensor records the image and It is transferred to the computer to be viewed immediately. Digitalized x-rays save a lot of time compared to capturing and processing time required by the standard x-rays. The patient and dentist do not need to wait anymore to get a copy of the x-ray.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Whitening gel is applied to the teeth, which is activated by the light source. The gel and light work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up the stains and discoloration on your teeth. After three or four 15-minute applications within one hour, you rinse and the treatment is complete – leaving you with a brighter, whiter smile.
If you are looking for one of the best Roswell Dentists, you should consider booking an appointment at TruCare Dentistry.