There are several new developments in digital dentistry that you should be aware of:
- Digital Imaging: Digital imaging has made diagnosis and treatment planning much easier for dentists. Digital radiography, for example, provides a clearer, more detailed image of the teeth and surrounding structures with less radiation exposure than traditional X-rays. Digital photography is also helpful for documenting cases and communicating with patients.
- Intraoral Scanning: Intraoral scanners allow dentists to capture 3D images of teeth and soft tissues. This information can be used for various purposes, such as creating digital models for restorations, planning orthodontic treatment, and tracking changes over time. Overall, digital dentistry transforms how dental care is delivered, making it more efficient, accurate, and patient-centred.