The top 6 dental trends shaping dentistry in 2023
2022 was undoubtedly the year of the patient, with dental practices placing emphasis on creating the best patient experience possible. From enjoying Netflix while you get your teeth checked to friendly and welcoming staff caring for you at every step, we at JJS Dentistry had a phenomenal year in 2022. And we can’t wait to continue bringing you new and exciting dental services in 2023.
And while we will continue to prioritise our patients and their dental experiences, this year is all about technological shifts in the dental industry. We’re seeing the rise of Artificial Intelligence everywhere and even more high-tech ways to diagnose and treat dental problems.
Here are our top dental trends for 2023:
1. AI on the rise
Artificial Intelligence is slowly making its way into dentistry with new and exciting innovations that are sure to bring about more efficient ways to care for your oral health. Currently, AI is being used to help detect cavities and assist with cleanings in other parts of the world, but it may soon be a new fixture at high-end practices across the globe.
2. Laser Dentistry
Although it’s not a new concept (in fact, lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994), laser dentistry is becoming more and more common for treating dental issues. A laser uses a strong light to gently remove decay and bacteria, leaving you with healthier gums and teeth that heal much faster.
Lasers have many benefits, including being less invasive and eliminating the need for suturing. For this reason, they are an integral part of any high-end dental practice. At JJS Dentistry, we pride ourselves on using the latest technology to give our patients the best service.
3. 3D Technology
Same-day dentistry has completely transformed the state of dental services. With the addition of 3D technology, we can perform full restorations on the same day instead of waiting weeks for a dental laboratory to produce your prosthetics. In addition, dental crowns, bridges, veneers and custom aligners are readily available and tailored to your mouth shape and needs.
3D technology is an excellent solution to all your cosmetic dental concerns. It helps improve your smile and shortens the process of dental procedures, allowing for efficient service.
4. Virtual Dentistry
Since the pandemic, industries have learned to adapt to new ways of providing services remotely, and dentistry is no exception. For example, the rise of virtual consultations and teledentistry has allowed patients who are unable to visit practices in person to receive specific dental care, whether it be treatment recommendations or answering questions about oral health. In some cases, you can also receive a health check-up through a Zoom video call, allowing you to access quick healthcare while on the go.
5. Digital impressions
Previously, if you visited the dentist for a prosthetic, you would receive a mould that shapes your teeth and mouth to create an impression. However, with new digital technology, we can now create more accurate simulations of your mouth using digital impressions. These highly accurate digital models are made using high-tech software that scans your mouth.
The experience is also simplified and less daunting than traditional moulds, ensuring you benefit on all fronts from your treatment.
6. Natural dental products
With the rise of technology comes the rise of sustainability and going green. As a result, many dental practices are implementing changes and products that promote a more sustainable way of living, including biodegradable packaging and natural dental cleaning aids that do the job just as well.
Patients can make helpful changes at home by switching to bamboo toothbrushes and toothpaste free from harmful chemicals.