For generations, going to the dentist has been pretty much the same. Ultimately, you know what to expect. Teeth cleanings, cavity fillings, root canals, and x-rays have existed for quite some time in the dental world, and they won’t go away any time soon. However, this doesn’t mean that the methods of achieving great results can’t be improved upon. From the smart toothbrush to 3D printing, the future is bright for your smile.
At Lombard Dental, we’re all about new technologies and advancements. We work hard to ensure that all of our patients receive the best care possible, and that is why we always stay up to date on the latest and greatest innovations. We’re here to share some of that with you today, and we are excited to show you all of the advancements that have been made in the world of modern dentistry. Next time you visit us for an appointment, ask about our updated solutions – we’d be happy to give you a tour!
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could receive dental work without having to visit the dentist’s office? Your kids would certainly get on board with that idea. In fact, this actually exists to a degree; teledentistry has made strides in allowing dentist-patient relationships to thrive without the need for an in-person office visit.
Of course, there are some limits to what teledentistry can achieve. But you can take pictures of your mouth, send scans, upload data, get test results, and even have live consultations with your dentist remotely.
Is regrowing teeth really something achievable? It’s certainly a hope for the future. Medical Futurist suggests that dental regeneration is in the infant stages of being developed. This means that biological, natural teeth can be saved and regrown rather than having to remove them due to rot. Although more research is needed to perfect this practice, it’s incredible that we have already come this far. In fact, it’s going to be a great way to prevent decay and stop cavities altogether.
Have you heard that 3D printing has become so advanced that doctors are able to print medical parts and even organs? The world of dentistry isn’t far behind. We now have the assistance of 3D printing alongside our computer technology to help us create molds and dental parts that fit your mouth to your specifications. Not only does this decrease the amount of time you have to wait for a part to be specially made in a lab, but it streamlines the process altogether.
Plus, it makes dental work more affordable. You no longer have to worry about spending thousands of dollars on a crown or a bridge, when one can be printed on the spot using our digital lab technology.
It seems like there’s a “smart” everything these days, isn’t there? Well, the toothbrush is no different. A smart toothbrush is exactly what it sounds like: advanced toothbrushes that sync up with an app on your smart device, telling you how to brush correctly. Plus, it’s built-in with sensors to tell you whether you are avoiding plaque or buildup on your teeth. There are interactive games on the associated app that can make it fun for the whole family, encouraging kids – and adults! – to brush longer and better.
Invest in New Technologies With Us!
Our Lombard Dental professionals are so excited to invest in new technologies and bring a more successful and streamlined practice straight to you. Whether you are in need of some new dental work, or you are looking for a regular checkup, we can provide all the services you need. We are a friendly cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry keen on advanced practices to ensure your best support. For more info, or to book an appointment, please contact us online or give us a call at (805) 307-7656.