Advancements in the Dental Technology to Look Out For

Advancements in the Dental Technology to Look Out For

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Dental technology, dental tools, and dental software can all serve to enhance the entire patient experience, making dental visits less distressing.

Fremont, CA: Working in dentistry is one of the most fascinating career paths, and technological advancements in the coming decade are expected to be monumental. Despite the challenges imposed by COVID-19, the dentistry business is looking quite promising. While many dentist surgeries are focusing on post-pandemic healing and adjusting to the 'new normal,' there is also a lot of excitement and buzz about technological advancements.

Here are a few dental technology advancements to keep an eye on:

Tooth remineralization

The field of dentistry is changing, moving away from the conventional 'drill and fill' method. Preventative dentistry is more vital than ever before. The goal of the preventative approach is to assist patients to extend the life of their teeth, especially through remineralization and enamel healing. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), among the various agents employed, has proven to be one of the most efficient in preventing early-stage tooth decay. Restorative therapy is projected to become more common over the next decade, allowing people to keep their teeth in good shape well into the old life.

Smart dental technology

In a variety of ways, the medical profession has already begun to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Using approaches like intelligent detection, classification, and segmentation, AI can increase treatment quality in the dentistry industry. For example, by learning the position and shape of carious lesions on radiographs, it would be feasible to identify tooth decay considerably more effectively. Dental examination and AI technology will work together in the future to provide patients with a more precise and efficient dental plan.

3D Printing

Dental treatment will take less time in the future as 3D printing becomes more popular. Traditional laboratory-made restorations will be replaced by computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technologies. They will be more visually appealing as well as more dimensionally accurate, giving a better fit for patients. Furthermore, we can remove structural faults using CAD/CAM digital tools, making dentures and crowns considerably more robust than before.


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