Advancements are all over the world as the digital world has overtaken everything. Healthcare industry advances as new and modern technologies are leveraging greatly for the care of human bodies.
According to the World Dental Federation, oral diseases affect approximately 3.9 billion people worldwide. With the rising rate in oral diseases, oral hygiene mistakes result can result in costly dental procedures.
However, the technological advancement in the healthcare sector has eased the complex medical treatments and increased their success rate.
In light of this information, let's take a look at some of the most amazing technologies in the field of dentistry.
Dentistry has advanced to a significant amount with the rise in technological improvements for global dental care. The advancements over the year made it more accessible and streamlined the process of dentists. Here's how?
Robot assistance and implementation have been serving the dentistry for quite a long time. In 2017, the first robot-assisted dental surgery was performed in China.
A robot was performing the surgery under the supervision of a dentist team. In this surgery, the robot has performed two dental implants in a woman's mouth, which was a great success.
The dentists supervised the entire surgery, but none of them does a single thing. This technology means great development in the dentistry sector.
AI is a heated topic and has taken the world by storm. Humans are surrounded by artificial technology. For instance, Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are best-found examples of artificial intelligence; they play as virtual assistance and help users in their day-to-day lives.
The effectiveness of artificial intelligence in dentistry can be understood with this simple example—artificial intelligence used in diagnosing and reading the dental X-rays and scans.
This technology has helped the people who only want a diagnosis without consuming precious time of dentists. With this diagnosis, you can detect the problem immediately, and if it has to be checked by the dentist, you can only go for further treatment.
Using modern technology, the dentist can easily locate and cure dental cavities. The device used for detecting cavities is known as 'Explorer.'
This instrument pokes around in your mouth during a checkup, and after poke, it sticks with the tooth to check the intensity of the cavity and further for decay.
Another advanced technology in this regard is the diode laser, to which millions of dentists are rapidly switching. It is a higher-tech device or instrument for detecting tooth decay without wasting time.
Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and Computer-Assisted Manufacture (CAM) are state-of-the-art methods for faster dental care. Using these advanced methods will lessen the visits, and the treatment will be done in a matter of no time.
This technology works perfectly as the tooth is drilled carefully with the help of a computer screen. The image gets the right adjustment for the crown and bridges process.
Gum diseases mostly occur because of the bacteria that cause bone destruction and tooth loss. There are varieties of treatments that dentists use for treating gum diseases. This treatment helps in reversing the damage caused and helps clean the roots by applying actions that prevent the bacteria from harming the teeth.
The technological steps taken to cure this are by laser membrane, bone grafts, and protein insertion that stimulate tissue growth that strengthens the tooth to fight against gum diseases.
In the past, it seems like a problem, but not anymore. With recent advancements in technology, tooth replacement and implants have been more common.
Advanced dental implants include processes in which a titanium screw-like implant device is inserted to serve as a replacement root, contact with the jaw bone, and finally sticking with the gum line.
In the past, implants failed massively, but now the dental implants are 95% safe, according to the American Academy of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dental problems have been exasperating and distressing for long. Although dentistry has been evolved since the 20th century still the advancements were not satisfying and solution-oriented.
The new advancements in the early 21st century have been notable for their extraordinary capacity. But, as years pass and we have been in the second decade of the 21st century, modernization has been noticeable and flourished. The uses of AI and modern instruments have changed the paradigms of dentistry.
The improvements and advancements in dentistry are sure to benefit the people in the longer run. Dentists all over the world are benefiting with modern innovations in the field of dentistry.