Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic~ Arthur C. Clarke
Technological innovations have profoundly transformed all facets of life, and the impact on dental health care is nothing less than a revolution. As the light from the sun overpowers the prevailing darkness, innovative treatment methods in dentistry are making it possible to eliminate the excruciating pain and the horror of piercing injections that dominate dental procedures.
With advanced digital imaging tools like Canary, soon dentists will be able to tailor treatments based on patients’ particular genes and physiology. They may even be able to decide on a procedure supported by information about the specific type of bacteria causing the problem.
Breakthroughs in 3D printing and bioprinting are empowering scientists to print three-dimensional tissues and organs through the layering of living cells. Researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have successfully built a jawbone using the technique. Although commercial use may be years away, the advancements are encouraging and offer a ray of hope for the future.
Manufacturers like Prophix are now designing toothbrushes with cameras that sync with users’ smartphones and show them parts of the teeth they are not brushing. Innovators are also making efforts to develop sensors that could detect diseases using saliva in the mouth, monitor heart rate, and sense bad breath.
Laser detections are transforming the diagnoses of tooth cavities. The systems can pinpoint areas of tooth decay much earlier than x-rays due to high precision. Innovative tools like Velscope have helped dentists detect early-stage cancers during oral screening.
Entrepreneurial initiatives like clinics are making it possible for remote communities to enjoy quality consultations with expert dentists and doctors from the comfort of their homes. Experts claim that innovations in diagnostic tools and treatment procedures will ultimately improve access to dental care and reduce the period required to perform procedures.
In essence, technology is serving to improve the quality of treatment by reducing the time and adding precision to the procedures.
Mint Dental, with its professional and caring doctors, is assisting patients to smile beautifully with the help of cutting-edge technology in a relaxing and comfortable environment.