Like many other industries, dentistry has entered the Digital Age, and yes, now we have “digital dentistry.” Tasks that dentists in the past had to do manually can now be done using digital devices. And after all, who in this age doesn’t love their digital devices? Dental care is faster, easier, more effective and also more enjoyable.
The Digital Dentistry Society tells us that the digital revolution has begun and the future of dentistry is digital.
A few of the digital technologies used in during in-office denial visits can include:
CAD/CAM. Computer assisted design for dental restorations, such as crowns and veneers, allows your dentist to create same day simulations and restorations.
Cone Beam CT. Computerized tomography (3 dimensional images) takes images of your mouth and facial muscles, which dentists use when placing dental implants.
Diagnodent. Diagnodent is a tool that uses sound pulse and laser to detect cavities earlier than traditional techniques, which helps limit tooth decay.
Digital x-rays. Digital x-rays use a sensor that captures images and processes it onto a computer screen. This process reduces radiation for patients and enables dentists to magnify images for better accuracy in diagnosis.
Intra-oral camera. Tiny cameras can produce accurate images of your teeth and mouth, allowing your dentist to detect tooth defects.
Dental lasers. Laser surgery causes less bleeding and trauma for patients than traditional surgery. Also, dentists can complete in one office visit what used to take a number of office visits.
Dr. Baker thoroughly enjoys what he does and stays on the cutting edge of dental technology.