Technological Improvements in Dentistry

Innovations in technology affect the world of dentistry significantly.  Dental issues that had almost no chance of treatment a few decades ago are now possible through digital technology use in the dental lab. With a wide range of solutions offered in the dental practice such as bio-printing and laser dentistry among many other variables, treatment is possible.

For those with serious dental problems, bright smiles and perfect teeth are now possible with diagnostic tools and new options for treatment emerge. Along with other advancements, they are changing what dentists can offer their patients.

Laser technology dentistry

Laser devices are used to conduct minor dental surgeries. Laser technology has various benefits. For example, the patient is assured of a faster recovery, has less chance of infection and experiences less pain. In addition, binding tissues after surgical procedures is easier as there’s minimal bleeding owing to less tissue damage. There’s also no need for anesthesia for certain simple procedures.

Here are some of the applications for this technology:

1. Reshaping the gums to enhance the smile

2. Correct limited tongue movement through muscle attachment. This often applies to babies that have difficulty in breastfeeding or have speech problems

3. Removal of soft tissue often caused by dentures that fitted poorly

Bio-printing technology in dentistry

Bio-printing involves the use of a computer-assisted device to scan an affected tooth and print a bridge, crown or cap. This technology has made the treatment of tooth decay much easier and faster.

Experiments indicate further advancement in bio-printing where live tissue can be used to generate the gum or jaw bone in patients who’ve suffered accidents or who’ve survived oral cancer. Sourcing for expertly manufactured supplies from digital dental labs allows practitioners to register increased customer satisfaction due to the high number of successful procedures.

Further improvements in the dental industry are set to grow further from treatment to preventive measures. There are many more advances that will benefit patients and make a dentist’s job easy and satisfying.