Over the next decade, dental technology is expected to change considerably. While the consensus holds that the future is uncertain the field will most likely see a reduction in laboratory businesses operating in service of the industry. Also, new technologies will hold a huge role in shaping the industry’s future. Here are some examples of new and upcoming dental technologies that are sure to transform the face of modern dentistry.
Anyone who has seen what ultrasound technology can accomplish in the wider medical field knows what to expect on the dental side of things. Dentristy’s goal in ultrasound solutions is to provide a radiation-free imaging option. Ultrasounds offer detailed, 3-dimensional images of both jaw and teeth and offer a strong alternative to many current imaging solutions. The drawback at present is the lack of accuracy and resolution in the images, but progress continues.
Continuous Liquid Interface Production
The dental world has been rocked by the emergence of 3D printing; this technology has improved wax-ups, model-making, surgical guides, and countless other processes in the industry. Continuous Liquid Interface Production is a proprietary 3D printing tech that is engineered to be roughly 100 times faster than current methods in terms of printing speeds. 3D printing may well be the most disruptive technology to reach dentistry; what we have seen so far is likely a mere hint at what lies in the future.
Since the FDA approved robotic dental implant surgery system Yomi in 2017, surgical robotics have claimed their place in the modern dental industry. Yomi is designed to ensure precise and accurate oral surgery for implant cases and placements, streamlining surgical processes and eliminating many of the risks associated with human error. Medical robots offer many patient-care advantages. In dentistry, robotics might be utilized in a system for single, simple crowns that is entirely automated.
VR has been popular in science fiction for decades, has been changing the gaming landscape for the last half dozen years, and has revolutionized the education of dental professionals. VR systems have permitted clinicians to get hands-on experience under an expert’s instruction rather than taking notes while watching presentations and listening to speakers at lecterns. Hygienists and dental team members can also use VR to hone their skills and orient themselves to technological advances in a controlled environment. This technology has become a staple for dental schools and training programs the world over.
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