Spending time in the dentist chair isn’t something most of us enjoy (unless you’re that Bill Murray character from Little Shop of Horrors). But recent developments in digital dentistry, affecting everything from crowns, bridges and implant restoration to orthodontics, mean big benefits for patients and dental professionals alike.
In the next few days, we’ll be giving you a few more reasons to smile as we bring you some of the latest news and stories from the dental industry as it goes digital, including:
- Sophisticated “intra-oral” scanners replacing messy and uncomfortable impressions
- Computer Aided Design software used for dental scanning - now being optimized to work with 3D printing
- 3D printed models for bridges, crowns and even tooth implants helping dental laboratories work faster, more accurately and cost-effectively.
- Adoption of “end-use” developments, as new materials allow for temporary dental and orthodontic appliances
So sit back and relax; this won’t hurt a bit!