The year 2017 has seen some major trends in dentistry. Dentistry is a field that is constantly changing and evolving. To provide excellent service, dentists must always be on the lookout for the newest technology. Keeping up with the latest trends in dental technology can improve treatment and patient satisfaction.
Here are some of the latest technological trends in dentistry that are worth looking into.
3D Cone Beam Imaging
A relatively new technology, 3D Cone Beam Imaging functions as a digital x-ray scanner that enables an unlimited amount of viewing for the different parts of the face. This technology is pain-free, and enables dentists to obtain accurate 3D images of the patient’s dental structures, bones, soft tissues, and nerves.
3D Cone Beam Imaging produces high quality images with less radiation while at the same time producing x-rays in a cone-shaped beam. This revolutionary new technology will improve evaluation and patient care significantly.
CAD/CAM Digital Impressions
CAD/CAM digital impressions is a technology that allows for the creation of a replica of the mouth. This process is computer generated. It also allows a 3D image of your teeth and uses that data for fixed restorations. The accuracy which this new technology is able to deliver while also ensuring that the procedure is comfortable for the patient. This means that this a tool that a dentist must consider.
Raman spectroscopy is a technique named after Sir C.V Raman, an Indian physicist whose work focused on what is called light scattering. Raman spectroscopy uses Raman light scattering to investigate dental tissues. This procedure can also be used to analyze tooth structure and identify oral cancer, as well as early dental caries.
As this technology helps diagnose cavities in their beginning stages, the problem can be addressed without the need of drilling and filling. Instead, it can be treated with a mouthwash especially designed to eliminate early cavities. This new diagnostic technique that began as an experiment is now gaining popularity and is being developed as an alternative to more traditional diagnostic tools.
This new technology enables the early detection of cavities that are sometimes undetectable by x-rays. X-rays can sometimes fail in detecting cavities especially when they are still in their early stages. The new pen-like instrument beams light into the mouth and calculates the density of your tooth. It uses light to probe into the teeth and is able to see decay through the light’s reflection on the tooth. The early detection of the weak areas of the teeth can help prevent the start of cavities.
New Dental Implants
The new developments in dental implants are less painful and invasive than the old procedures. Also, instead of waiting a significant amount of time for tooth replacement, the new procedure can now be done in one visit to the dentist. The new types of implants are also stronger while the success rates of the procedures also get higher.
Recently, a new type of dental implant with a built-in reservoir was introduced. This new kind of technology reduces the risk of infection as the built-in reservoir has a cover screw that enables it to be filled with antimicrobial drugs. The implant is made from a revolutionary porous material which enables the gradual diffusion of drugs possible.
Taking care of your teeth is now made easier through these amazing technological developments. Visit your Cosmetic dentist NYC now!