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How Digital Dentistry Can Help You

How Digital Dentistry Can Help You

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The world of dentistry has much improved and evolved over the years, just like many other specialist medical industries. The digital revolution has helped to further medical research to develop new, more effective techniques and methodologies. Dentistry has kept up with the latest technology and digital advancements to help deliver innovative new dental treatments with better treatment options, quicker recovery times and superior results.

What makes Digital Dentistry different?

Digital dentistry involves using modern digital computer-aided devices to help examine, diagnose and treat a patient rather than using more traditional methods of more invasive physical, mechanical or electronic methods.

Computer-aided dentistry techniques, such as intraoral scanning, for example, can replace many former manual treatment options. This means a dental patient can receive treatments that are far less invasive and physically painful and also benefit from much more targeted and precise treatments. Recovery times can be much improved from receiving less invasive digital treatments when compared to older style manual treatments.

What types of digital dentistry is available?

Modern digital technology has changed the face of many industries, and dentistry is no different! In a typical dental surgery, these days you can expect to find digital technology tools in the form of digital imaging devices that can scan your teeth and gums on the spot and give instant diagnostic results.

This can save your dentist a lot of time because they will be able to instantly assess your teeth and gum health and your suitability for such dental procedures such as implants, root canal work, braces and bridges etc. Modern digital radiography technology allows for much higher quality images to be taken with 70% less exposure to radiation for the dental patient when compared to traditional X-rays.

For procedures such as veneers and dental implants, your dentist can use digital technology to find the perfect shade of white for your porcelain or resin materials. Traditionally, your dentist would have taken photographic images and then sent them off to the lab for technicians to manually formulate the right shade and colour choice. Now your dentist can use digital intra-oral cameras to take images that can instantly be analysed by computer to come up with the perfect matching shade. These results then can be fed immediately to the lab for accurate production.

Earlier dental treatment intervention

Digital dentistry has also seen the earlier detection of dental diseases. Digital oral health screening is far more effective at spotting early cavity development, gum abscesses and oral cancer detection. This has led to much earlier dental or medical intervention to halt the progress of the disease or treat a condition before it causes more issues. This means a patient can receive treatment at an early stage and benefit from a shorter recovery time.

Advances in dental laser surgery have allowed its use for more precise removal of decay and periodontal pocket treatment for the removal of infected gum tissues. Using laser surgery helps to minimise pain and bleeding as well as reduce the swelling and healing time when compared to a traditional scalpel and suture treatments.

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