While many dentists covet the advancements in dentistry, it can be hard to see the benefits from a patient’s perspective. Our society has come a long way since pulling teeth with a set of pliers without anesthesia. Developments in both the equipment used and the manner in which treatments are administered have improved the patient experience. Here are a few ways modern dental technology benefits patients:
Technology Brings Patients Closer to their Dental Health
Digital x-rays, CBCT scanners, and intraoral cameras allow dentists to diagnose their patients in greater depth and show greater insight into their own dental system. When patients understand how their dental system works, they often take a more proactive approach to their care. Technology supplies patients with more information than ever before.
Patients Experience Greater Comfort While Conducting Treatments
Individual’s receiving braces, veneers, crowns, or any treatment requiring fitting for a replacement or adjustment to their smile benefit greatly from the use of digital impressions. Patients no longer need to suffer through using goopy traditional impression material that can cause discomfort during treatment, often turning patients away from wanting to receive dental care in the first place. Digital impressions make it easy to map out a patient’s mouth using digital photography and computer-aided design (CAD).
The technology and materials used in modern restorations have never been closer to imitating the look and durability of naturally healthy teeth. Modern dentistry utilizes materials such as porcelain, zirconia, and composite resin to develop bonding material, fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, veneers, and an assortment of other dental restorations.
Patients Visit Dentists Less Often
Treatment times are significantly faster with modern dental care. Many treatments that required multiple visits to the dental office now involve fewer visits, sometimes even same-day services where available. Patients receive their treatments faster and visit the dentist less often.
Additionally, when teeth are strong and healthy, patients only need to visit the dentist for routine checkups to ensure plaque and tartar are kept under control and no abnormalities have occurred.
Find out more about benefits dental technology has for patients by calling or visiting our practice in Pembroke Pines, FL. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hugh Allen for comprehensive, gentle dental care using the latest advancements in dentistry.