Dentistry has come a long way in the last few decades, thanks to advancements in technology. Here are some of the key technical evolutions in dentistry:
The introduction of digital imaging in dentistry has revolutionized the field. Computerized X-rays, 3D scanning and digital photography has allowed dentists to easily diagnose dental problems with great accuracy.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) technology have made the process of creating dental restorations more efficient by allowing dentists to create highly customized crowns and bridges quickly and easily.
Intraoral cameras are small, digital cameras that are used by dentists to capture images of the inside of a patient’s mouth. These cameras have made it easier for dentists to diagnose dental problems accurately and to communicate treatment recommendations to their patients.
Electric Hand pieces
Electric hand pieces have replaced traditional air-driven dental drills, making the process of dental procedures less noisy, less invasive and more efficient.
The advent of laser technology in dentistry has enabled dentists to perform a wide range of procedures with less pain and faster healing times. Lasers are also used for gum surgeries, teeth whitening and cavity treatments.
Cone beam CT scanning
Cone beam CT scanning is a 3D imaging technology that can produce highly detailed images of a patient’s teeth, jawbone and other structures of the oral cavity. This enables effective diagnosis of complex dental problems such as impacted teeth and bone loss.
3D printing technology has transformed the way dental implants and other dental devices are created. Dental laboratories can now quickly produce highly detailed and customized dental restorations efficiently through 3D printing.
Overall, technological innovation has brought significant improvements to the field of dentistry. Patients can now take advantage of faster and more accurate diagnosis, painless and faster treatments with improved quality of dental restoration.