As dentists have more access to high-quality digital data, precise diagnosis and treatment are becoming easier to provide. Data including the patient’s genetics and dental history, will make it possible for dentists to analyze susceptibility to different types of oral disease. This post sheds light on the various ways in which dental technology is changing dentistry.
Laser Removal of Cavities
Dental technology has the potential to reduce the time needed to remove a cavity to less than 50 minutes. Your dentist eliminates the decay-causing the cavity using a laser. The procedure is painless. If the dentist determines you need a crown (in cases of excessive decay), they can perform a 3D ultrasound of the tooth and send the image to a 3D printer and a filling maker. The former manufactures a cap, which is easy to insert thanks to the precision afforded by the advanced technology. The latter fills the cavity using a restoration substance made using your own stem cells that restore the tissue under the tooth enamel (dentin).
Several companies are developing sensors that can perform many interesting and useful functions based on mouth tissue or saliva samples, such as monitoring your heart rate and detect acidic saliva, which can cause or exacerbate existing tooth problems. They can even measure blood alcohol levels!
Smart toothbrushes are plugged into a Smartphone to scan your oral cavity. The images are uploaded to the cloud, where they are analyzed by artificial intelligence. The analysis may yield information about a crack in a tooth or a cavity. All of this makes smart brushes a handy diagnostics tool. The toothbrush sends the scans and preliminary analysis to your dentist, who then looks at them and contacts you to schedule an appointment if they see such a need.
Digitally Controlled Mirrors to Replace Drills
At present, many dental clinics use soft tissue lasers to perform routine surgeries. Soon, this process will be performed by computers. Digitally controlled mirrors will be used to do routine gum surgery instead of dental drills. The new biomaterials currently in development will help avoid painful and expensive procedures like root canals because they heal cavities. It has even become possible to detect oral cancer in the early stages using this technology. This is done using special lights that can detect tissue changes.
Cutting-Edge Dental Technology from the Best
Blue Island Smiles’ expert team uses advanced dental technology to diagnose, prevent, and treat a high number of oral health conditions. We provide preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry. We check your jaw, gums, and teeth in routine examinations for any signs of decay, infection, or disease. This includes visual and tactile exams to detect problematic zones. We perform professional teeth cleanings to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and eliminate tartar deposits and determine any other treatments you may need.
We know how important being confident in your smile is as well as anyone. This is why our cosmetic treatments make your smile as beautiful as possible. At the same time, we take care to improve the health of your teeth and gums. This always leads to an overall improvement in aesthetic appearance as well. Our treatments include veneers, professional teeth whitening, composite bonding, and dental implants, all provided using the latest dental technology.
Dentists sometimes find issues that need to be remedied as soon as possible in the course of regular check-ups. Restorative treatments may include root canals, dental implants, fillings, crowns, and more. Prompt treatment can help avoid surgical intervention or other invasive treatments to ensure minor issues do not progress.