There’s no denying that dental health is important to overall well-being. Many people avoid dental visits simply because of how uncomfortable it makes them feel. Fortunately, technology advancements in the field of dentistry have made trips to the dentist easier and less painful. Similar to innovations within other health professions, technology has a huge impact on procedures and wellness both at home and at the dentist’s office.
Evolution in the field if dentistry is helping to maximize experiences and outcomes while reducing costs and saving time. Whether it’s digital and laser procedures or 3D imagery and printing, dentistry has changed. The tech dividend for patients is delivered in greater convenience, accuracy, efficiency and comfort.
Our team at Lakeside Center for Dental Implants loves technological devices for treatments but we also understand that patients may not fully grasp how this benefits them. Here are a few reasons how tech advancements in dentistry enhance the entire patient experience.
Technology Saves Time. It helps expedite procedures. From digital 3D scanned x-rays to impressions, what used to take minutes now takes just seconds. Put more simply, less time in the chair.
Technology Is Accurate. Traditional, manual techniques left room for error. Many restorations are now CAD-CAM designed and produced, recognizing and correcting obstructions or interferences before delivery to our patients.
Technology Saves Money. Time is money. Improving accuracy and reducing time commitment saves return office visits assuring treatments have been effective. While tech equipment costs a practice upfront, it saves patients and dentists money in the long run.
Bottom line for Dr. Robinson’s Lakeside Center for Dental Implants, technology enables us to transform what was once major surgical procedures into a quicker, less costly minimally invasive process for patients. And that’s a very good thing.