Why Digital Transformations Are Changing The Dental Industry

Dr. Baruch Tetri provides a uniquely patient-first approach to treatment and planning. His work today reflects nearly two decades of training, education, and successful practice. These combine in truly state-of-the-art treatment and doing more in less time. Haute MD Expert Dr. Tetri explains how the help of digital technology gives dentists the tools they need to perfect their dental work.

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There are few things more uncomfortable than having a toothache. The pulsating pain, the sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages. Safe to say, a toothache can ruin your day. When you set out to find a dentist, you likely will find that your options are overwhelmingly abundant. We all should see a dentist regularly, however, the quickest way to narrow down the list is by investigating their use (or lack thereof), digital dentistry.

What is Digital Dentistry?

Digital dentistry has transformed the way that dentists work on our teeth. The digital age in the dental industry has made it easier to locate your mouth’s problem areas, come up with a treatment plan, and execute perfect dental surgeries and care. Unfortunately, dentists who do not use digital dentistry are far behind the game, and they likely lack the knowledge and ability to care for your mouth properly.

What Are the Different Types of Digital Dentistry?

The digital age is here, and it’s here to stay. The moment you step foot inside your dentist’s office and head to the front desk to check in, you’re already benefiting from digital aspects of dentistry with online scheduling, digital payments, and online insurance records. However, that is not where digital technology in your dentist’s office stops. The digital revolution in dentistry is constantly growing in development for both treatment and diagnostics.

Break Through Digital Diagnosis and Treatments Lasers have become a crucial tool in helping patients achieve their perfect smiles. Dentists often use a laser called a “soft tissues laser” for minor oral surgeries, and the “hard tissue lasers” may replace dental drills one day. Using miniature mirrors that are digitally controlled, these hard tissue lasers can remove tooth decay. Dentists are also beginning to use something called “biomaterials” to fill cavities in patient’s teeth. These biomaterials have the possible capability of healing cavities and promoting future oral health. In addition, these materials can significantly reduce tooth deterioration, saving clients money, time, and pain.

Along with promoting preventive care, some dentists now have access to the “VELscope,” which uses ultra-blue lights to detect tissue changes in your mouth. These tissue changes can be an early sign of oral cancer (which is in the top 10 deadliest cancers) and can be very difficult to catch with the naked eye.

There is also a chance that soon, dental professionals could be using nanobots to restore and straighten teeth. These tiny machines also can deliver anesthesia for oral surgeries, detect diseases, and treat oral cancer.

Bioprinting

No matter how up-to-date tech advances are, there will still be the need for periodontics and implants: such as bridges, crowns, and tooth caps. That’s where the technology of bioprinting comes in. Computer Assisted Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) is the current digital way to build a tooth from a 3D scan. 3D printing is likely the sole future of tooth replacements and crowns.

Digital Decay Prevention

The newest high-end toothbrushes on the market can no use cameras to do location tracking within your mouth as you brush. This data can let you know about problem areas in your mouth and direct you on where you should be brushing more thoroughly. These toothbrushes can also share their data with an app, allowing you to track your progress and oral health.

On the horizon, scientists are currently working on technology that would allow sensors to detect diseases through your saliva while you brush each morning.

Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design is the virtual design of a patient’s smile, crafted from the deep study of the human mouth and a jump in modern technology. This technique allows the dentist to work with their patient to digitally design their ideal smile, giving both parties a visual understanding and an achievable goal. Not all dentists practice DSD, so make sure to ask if your dental office has a “Smile Designer” specializing in Digital Smile Design.

PIC Dental

PIC Dental is a dental instrument that can photograph a patient’s mouth and implants with a 99.9% accuracy rate. With the PIC Dental system, a high-precision digital model of a client’s mouth can be produced, allowing for perfect implant creation and attachment to take place. Any dental office not currently practicing this technology is simply unable to compete with the high-quality care of those that do.

Fast Tracking Modern Dental Care

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many medical services were forced to provide care via online chat and video conference calls. The future of dental care is no different. It’s safe to assume that basic imaging and oral checks may be able to be done via smartphone photographs that you then share with your dentist.

An Ideal Dentist for You

Dr. Baruch Tetri, at Tetri’s Smile Dental Boutique, takes immense pride in the high quality and cutting-edge technology he can give his patients. Dr. Tetri works with you to achieve your best smile, and his office has the digital tools to do so. The dental professionals at Tetri’s Smile Dental Boutique know that the way to get the most accurate dental care for their clients is to use modern innovations. These digital milestones have allowed Dr. Tetri to provide top-of-the-line care that minimizes pain, promotes dental health, and paves the way for easier treatment planning.

How Do I Learn More?

To learn more about finding a dentist using tech advances, contact the experts at Tetri’s Smile Dental Boutique at 786-320-5445. Our licensed professionals will be happy to answer any questions you have. Visit our Instagram or Facebook!

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