Improvement in dental technology is continually evolving, and a visit to the modern dentist is nothing like the images from your childhood. Take a look at how dental technology has improved in both digital means and actual treatments.
Digital and IT Advancements in Dental Offices.
The age of the digital dental office has arrived. Today’s dental practices can make the entire process virtually free of any paperwork.
Patients can pre-register with electronic patient forms and new dental software to see how their smiles will look with treatment. Meanwhile, this reduces wait times and makes seeing the dental more accessible.
Standardization and Continuum of Care.
Since dental practices can communicate previous records more easily, especially when online patient forms have been used, the standard and continuum of care is improved. This will help dentists see more patients within tighter time periods.
Digital x-rays have taken over the modern dental practice. Dentists can immediately see the quality of an image and make decisions based on fact, not guesses.
Sometimes, x-rays cannot detect dental problems. So, dentists can now use intraoral cameras to obtain new views of the teeth and gums, promoting a more comprehensive and thorough evaluation. These videos can also be used in reviewing treatment results as well.
Other forms of computer-generated imagery, such as new dental software that allows prospective patients to see how their own smiles may look with treatment, can be deployed in today’s dental practices. This dramatically increases appointment bookings and encourages patients to obtain treatment.
New Dental Technologies.
New dental technologies are also being used to directly change how dentists care for teeth. Some of the most prominent dental technologies in use reduce time requirements and have minimal recoveries.
Ultraviolet teeth-whitening is quickly becoming a trend among the busy professional. This treatment effectively makes stains invisible and helps to destroy bacteria without physical scrapping of the gums and teeth, which makes your practice more appealing to patients.
Sonic Tooth Extraction.
Sonic tooth extraction reduces the risk for injury or incident for patients, and it actually reduces the physical workload on dentists during extractions. It’s quickly becoming the go-to choice for complicated extractions in modern dentistry.
Patients get nervous at the thought of dental work, but sedation dentistry is an effective and safe alternative for some. Oral sedation dentistry requires no needles, and the patient can respond to dental questions during the procedure. It’s like going to the dentist without the fear of seeing those needles heading toward the mouth.
Laser dentistry is less invasive and encourages a shorter, near-painless recovery. It is effective for tooth decay removal, crown lengthening, cold sores, dental fillings and more, and if your practice has not looked into lasers, you are falling behind.
Knowing what technologies are available to your competitors is essential to encouraging more patients to visit your dental practice. To learn more about online patient forms for your dental practice, contact Practice Sense online or by calling 1(800) 619-2955.
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