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Digital technologies coming to expand your horizon

The transition to digital dentistry is inevitable as it enables dental professionals to provide their patients with accurate, precise work and same-day dentistry procedures. The following list represents the majority of the areas of digital dentistry.

Digitalization with CAD-CAM Technology

Dental professionals will need to learn an entirely new set of skills to adapt to new technology. Even CAD-CAM equipment permits dentist to do tasks faster and more efficiently with a wide choice of milling and 3D printing alternatives. Dental professionals need to brush up on their expertise of new dental materials to fabricate high-quality dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays, cast partial denture, and other same-day dental restorations. Future advances in CAD/CAM will provide automatic restoration design with no further modifications based on all patient factors, such as skeletal and arch classifications; wear, age, and tooth conditions; excursive movements; TMJ condition; exact input of condylar movements in relation to tooth positions; and design based on esthetics and desired look.

Surface caries, which are not apparent to the human eye, will be easily detected using the new versions of intraoral scanners. As a result, with specific digital dental technology equipment, there is a new direction opening for preventative dentistry.

Exciting Possibilities with Digital Implant Dentistry

Welcome to the recent advancement in technology in the field of dental implants with the usage of 3D computer guided implant placement (CBCT) including cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) an exciting technology providing dentists with a quick 3-D image of a patients oral or maxillofacial anatomy for surgical procedures like placing dental implants, third-molar removal, and endodontics. Such pre-surgical imaging techniques have made implant placement easier and more predictable, ensuring greater treatment success. Future advances and changes will improve software diagnostic capabilities to automatically take measurements and propose implant positions, algorithms that automatically look for assymetries and pathology to alert the radiologist for further examination, and rapid treatment planning for surgeries.

Futuristic technology of Lasers

Dental lasers can be used in dental procedures varying from pulpal diagnosis, canal disinfection and retreatment to root resection and other surgical procedures like for biopsy, gingivectomy (recontouring and periodontal therapy), frenectomy, crown lengthening, incision and drainage and enucleation. These simplify procedures that once were complex and sometimes required patients to undergo painful healing periods, causing less bleeding and trauma to surrounding areas.

Cone beam computed tomography

It is used mostly for diagnosing dental and osseous disease in TMJ and jaws for the dentist to see three-dimensional scans of the whole skull, jaw, and oral bone structure of a patient, using cone-beam CT scanners (CBCT). You get crisp, detailed pictures that can be rotated and examined from any angle making it simpler to identify the signs and symptoms of dental disorders, provide an accurate diagnosis, and tailor therapy as per individual needs.

This has application in periodontics for detecting fenestration, dehiscence, furcation defects. In orthodontics, for detecting dental and skeletal relationship, impacted teeth, arrangement of teeth in 3-D view of cleft lip and palate patients. In oral and maxillofacial surgery for diagnosing cyst, tumor, orthognathic defects, fracture and bony relations. In implantology, preoperative and postoperative assessment of bone and implant. In Endodontics for detecting abnormal anatomy of tooth, periapical lesion, diagnosing cyst from granulomas, root fractures and canal configurations.

Optical scanners go digital

Optical scanners are used to provide a digital map of the teeth, as well as to create a digital impression of the tooth’ anatomy. Digital color maps ensure accurate color analysis for determining the shade and custom characterizations of cosmetic restorations. Digital impressions offer patients a better experience as they don’ have to suffer through traditional impressions involving unpleasant tasting materials, bulky and cumbersome trays and possible effects of gagging.

Artificial intelligence (AI)

The Artificial Intelligence is called as intelligence of the machines and in the future there will be AI in every branch starting from data collection of patient records to final treatment. Nowadays use of AI in dentistry includes radiological diagnosis, treatment plan by gathering information in every aspects of digital imaging devices. In orthodontics smile designing is popular with the help of AI. It has major role in endodontics and prosthodontics by creating precise 3-D models, surgical guides which enhance the accuracy of treatment. In future, the impact of AI in dentistry will result in better comfortness to the human society.

Invention of New Dental Materials

As digital technology evolves there would be a greater choice of dental materials, including surfaces, and colors, as well as multilayer materials. Modern techniques and equipment are evolving to enhance patient comfort, safety. The digital revolution in dentistry necessitates the acquisition of a completely new set of skills by dental practitioners. These advanced devices in dentistry supports the dental professional in everyday work and results in increased quality, productivity, accuracy and becoming inseparable technological tool in dentistry.

And this is where we Digital Dental Academy (DDA) steps in to upgrade skill sets of professionals in clinical settings. Because the digital world is here to stay, we recommend that you hop on board to perform better and make the patient care more satisfying.

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