Tech-related dental gadgets are continuously evolving. From crude equipment that solves basic dental problems to top-notch tools that can solve a wide-range of dental issues, the technology has evolved significantly over the years.
This 2017, take a look at what ground-breaking dental technology we will be looking forward to in the future.
- 3D Printing will be an important part of dentistry
3D printing has been making rounds in different industries, and it is making its way in dentistry. Old models will be replaced by lifelike models of teeth and gums. This technology will be used to explain to dental patients the procedures in detail using 3D models. There are companies that are now developing this kind of technology like the Object260 Dental Selection 3D printer.
- Implants will get an overhaul
The introduction of dental implants in dentistry has brought about a new era. But it does not stop there. Before, the procedure of putting dental implants takes weeks and months. But with the advancement of technology, dental patients can now have a same day dental implant procedure. Further advancements have made it easier, quicker, and simpler to apply implants as well.
- Intraoral cameras will be more affordable
Advancements in technology offers a lot of advantages like the lowered cost of gadgets, thus making them more available to people. In 2017, we can expect intraoral cameras to be more affordable. Aside from cameras, we can also expect more cloud-storage options for better assessments, recommendations, and reviews of dental diagnoses. Take a look at what Mouthwatch is offering, for example.
- Lasers will evolve
Aside from the cameras, lasers will have an overhaul, particularly dental lasers. Lasers will be used to cut hard and soft tissues to ease the procedure in periodontics. Equipment like the WaterLase iPlus 2.0 can get the job done faster and easier, making dental operations less time consuming.
- Service will be more efficient
Efficiency is what the cutting-edge technology solves. One advancement that many dental patients are looking forward to are the changes in materials being used in dental procedures like composite resins. With these developments, we can expect quicker dental restorations, allowing dental professionals to service more patients over a shorter period of time.
- Stem cell research will be an important part of dentistry
You heard it right! There are studies being conducted today on how stem cells can help repair damaged dental tissue. A study published in Nature.com discussed a discovery and production of a certain drug that mobilizes the production of stem cells to help repair damage teeth. Should this discovery become more developed, it can pave the way for other treatments.