The medical field has seen a lot of progress in recent decades thanks to technology. Technology is being constantly used to improve healthcare and make it more available to everyone around the globe, from MRIs and X-rays to gene sequencing and 3D printers.

The same holds true for dentistry. Dental professionals increasingly use digital technology to diagnose and treat problems.

Digital dentistry is revolutionizing dental practices. Digital dentistry is changing the way professional oral care is delivered, from diagnosis and treatment planning to follow-ups. It is now possible to consult virtually with any dentist anywhere in the world and receive advice. Digital scans can be taken by dentists using intraoral scanners. They can then send the digital scans to a laboratory within minutes. It’s easy to use and saves time when restoring teeth. It is now possible for dentists in the USA to send scan files of their teeth to an Indian dental laboratory, where they can design and fabricate new smiles in a matter of hours. Modern production methods such as 3D printing or CAD/CAM allow labs to produce better-fitting, long-lasting artificial tooth designs.

Dentists can now use digital tools to enhance patient care and experience. Digital dental radiography is one example of such technological advancements. It uses special sensors and software that creates digital images of the teeth and tissue. Cone Beam CTs are also used by surgeons to plan and execute implant surgery plans with higher success rates. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is another digital technology used in dentistry. It allows for predictable smile makeovers and planning cosmetic treatments such as clear aligners. Many people are now interested in laser dentistry. Laser dentistry is painless and uses a beam light to treat tooth decay and other oral issues. These are just some of the many new ways the dental field is developing.

Dentistry has seen many innovations and continues to improve. Dental technology can be integrated into everyday dental practice in India to allow dentists to offer the most advanced dental care. This is a country where the dentist-to-population ratio is not balanced and awareness of oral health is low. It also raises the quality of care and makes it more accessible to the masses.

By Manali