Understanding dental technology as a patient allows you to be in a better position to make decisions for your oral healthcare. Choosing a dental professional to receive the latest technology is important so you feel confident in the care you are receiving.
There have been many advancements in dental technology like digital X-rays, cone beam CT imaging, laser-assisted periodontal therapy, lasers to quickly detect cavities, and computer-assisted design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create structures like crowns.
Dental treatments such as implants have advanced over time, particularly due to the availability of new technology. Nearly every dental procedure has benefitted, including dentures, bridges, even oral care at home such as toothbrushes have benefited from new advancements in dental technology.