Two to three years ago, dental technology advanced in such a way as to bring change to existing dental practices. Through the years, you should have caught up with such advances, but the transition could have been difficult.
You may have been suspicious of the new technology, or you have probably thought that you could still work with what you were used to.
Upgrade to Stay Competitive
In 2018, however, technology matters, especially if you want to perform as well as younger or more tech-savvy practitioners. Patients themselves can benefit from the technological advances, and if you don’t offer the latest technology, your patients may look elsewhere.
In the same way, as all businesses need to update from time to time, you have to update your practice as well.
Upgrade to Digital and 3D Printing
To start, you can add a digital impression system to your clinic. The impression system will allow you to digitally scan teeth, creating an accurate digital impression. You can then send the impression to a 3D printer.
3D printing for dentistry allows you to receive restorations and other appliances more quickly from your orthodontics laboratory.
Add Intraoral Cameras
With a digital impression system in your office, you will also need intraoral cameras. These cameras help patients see inside their mouths and behind hard-to-see areas. You can find many affordable cameras available today, and you can easily have a camera for your treatment room, for your office, and even your home.
Expect from the Future
You can add many other advanced technologies aside from the ones above to update your practice, but what else can you expect for the future of dentistry? More accurate diagnostic tools in the future that can replace x-rays in clinics.
In fact, dental drills can already be replaced as well by hard-tissue lasers, but you have to look forward to reduced prices first.
You can expect more advances in the future, but it falls to you to update your practice to stay in touch with the times and to stay relevant among your patients.