How Modern Dental Technology Can Benefit You

How Modern Dental Technology Can Benefit You

Posted by Ryan Robinson on Mar 6 2023, 04:59 AM

How Modern Dental Technology Can Benefit You

Thanks to modern technology, it's possible to perform many dental procedures more quickly than ever before. From replacing missing teeth to straightening a crooked smile, many procedures can now be completed in a single visit.

What Is Dental Technology?

Dental technology is a broad term that refers to any sort of treatment, tool, appliance, or device that a dentist uses to provide patients with care and treatment. While most people use the term "dental technology" when referring to new innovations and advancements in the dental industry, it may also include some of the more traditional tools used by dentists, such as X-ray machines, intraoral cameras, and drills.

Technological advancements mean that patients can receive better care with fewer side effects and complications. From digital X-rays to advanced dental lasers, there are many types of dental technology that can benefit both patients and the dentists who care for them. Many dental technologies help to improve the patient's overall experience while at the dentist's office. For example, instead of traditional metal braces, many teens and adults are now opting for more comfortable and convenient Invisalign invisible aligners. These clear aligners are removable oral appliances that help to straighten the teeth and are barely noticeable when worn.

Other types of dental technology focus on improving the way professionals practice dentistry. As dental practices become more team-based, more dentists are using medical software systems to track patient information and ensure accurate and consistent records. These systems also assist with billing procedures and insurance claims. In addition, the dental office can invest in digital radiography, which eliminates the need for film and produces higher-quality images.

How Can Dental Technology Benefit Patients?

The field of dentistry has evolved greatly in recent years thanks to technological advances in the field. Today, dentists have access to a wide range of technological tools that can make diagnosis and treatment easier and less invasive than ever before. Here are some of the ways the latest technology can benefit your dental care.

  • Digital X-ray machines allow the dentist to see what's going on beneath the gums without the patient having to be exposed to radiation or experiencing discomfort. Your dentist can then share these images with you so you can see what he or she sees as well.
  • Lasers can help treat tooth decay and other cavities in a noninvasive way that allows the dentist to carefully control the amount of enamel that is removed with the laser. This helps to promote faster healing and less pain for the patient afterward.
  • Intraoral cameras allow your dentist to take pictures of your teeth from different angles so that you can better understand what is going on with your oral health. These images can be shared with you on a computer monitor so that you see exactly what your dentist sees when looking in your mouth.
  • Many dental offices also utilize rotary endodontic equipment when treating root canals. Rotary endodontics uses a precision instrument to get down into the root canals of the tooth and remove the infection while limiting the amount of damage to the tooth itself. This makes it possible for the tooth to heal faster and with less pain overall.
  • One of the biggest developments in modern dentistry is the CEREC machine, which we use to create same-day dental crowns. With CEREC same-day crowns, we can use the CEREC machine to custom design and create your permanent restoration in a single dental visit.

These are just a few examples of how technology can help improve the care you receive at a dentist's office. Talk with your dental team today to see what other technologies they can provide to improve your care!

To learn more, contact Robinson Family Dentistry by calling (843) 554-9332, booking an appointment online, or visiting us at 1281 Yeamans Hall Road, Hanahan, SC 29410. Dr. Hugh Robinson and Dr. Ryan Robinson will be happy to help you choose the best option for you. 

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