No one looks forward to oral surgery, but thanks to modern technology, it doesn’t have to be as dreadful as it used to be. There are several procedures that have been made easier thanks to it.
Dental implants are a fairly new reason for oral surgery, but technology has already helped make the process easier for dentists and patients. Patients must undergo a dental imaging procedure if they are seeking implants. Though this previously involved the use of an x-ray machine it can now be done with computer programs. As a result, dentists have a 3D image in color. They can look at the image from various angles, which makes it easier for them to plan an effective procedure. From a medical standpoint, this also cuts down on how much radiation patients are exposed to.
When it comes time to create the implants, technology allows them to be printed out. They use digital images to create perfect implants for any patient.
Previous methods of oral surgery put patients at risk of infection. If the materials used for the implant were contaminated, the dental procedure would have to be repeated. Thanks to Nano-materials, implants can be created that are resistant to become infected. These implants are also created to be more durable than implants were in the past.
Dental procedures are now more successful due to newer technology. Implants don’t have to be replaced nearly as often anymore, which is good news for those who have a need for them. With the invention of implant materials that can be attached directly to the bones, the future screws may no longer be needed to secure implants. It may even make them a viable option for patients that have experienced major damage to their face.
While technology has changed the way oral surgery is approached and performed, in the future it may also result in changes to general dentistry. There is no telling what technology will be able to do to help patients suffer less and make dentists’ jobs easier and more efficient. The future looks bright for the dental industry.
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