Innovative Technology Helps Dentists Adapt and Grow | Well-being
Sponsored by Evolution Dental Science
While patients are reluctant to go to the dentist, doctors are seeing drastic spikes in cavities and other bacteria-related illnesses, sometimes due to wearing an essential mask.
About 68% of those surveyed delayed dental checkups due to coronavirus fears. Many local dentists believe this hesitation could be damaging your oral health. Some are even seeing an increased need for more expensive treatments like crowns and root canals.
“The post-Coronavirus oral health problems are unprecedented. In 50 years of dental practice, I have never seen anything like it, ”added Dr. Ronald H. Jarvis DDS, MSD Amherst.
It is important that people return to the dentist after the Covid-19 break for routine check-ups, in addition to necessary restorative procedures that require dental impressions, such as implant solutions, orthodontics, and removals.
State-of-the-art 3D impressions use a camera that scans your mouth, capturing the exact 3D shape of your teeth – in place of the traditional impression process of biting on a tray of impression material. This new technology uses CAD software to design teeth to precisely fit the patient’s mouth.
“We have seen a wave of new physicians move from traditional impressions to new 3D scanned impressions,” said Andy Jakson, owner and CEO of Evolution Dental Science, Buffalo’s largest dental lab. “As new technology enters dental practices, better quality restorations are now available for people of all income levels. “