More personalized dental care with integration of advanced scanning technology

Advanced scanning technologies are revolutionizing dentistry by providing comprehensive insights into patients’ oral health. These developments include intra-oral scans, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT),facial scans and jaw movements.

Integration of different scanning technologies

The integration of intra-oral scans and CBCT data now creates fully rendered 3D images of patients. This integration provides a holistic view of both surface structures and structures below the surface. Recently, facial scanning devices such as RAYFace have been introduced, further enhancing the comprehensive approach to patient assessment. The software of these devices provides seamless integration of intraoral, CBCT and facial scan data. This integration enables more accurate planning of procedures such as alignments, implants, surgery and prosthodontics.

Improved diagnostics and treatment planning

The use of CBCT in dentistry has significantly improved diagnostics and treatment planning. Unlike traditional 2D imaging, CBCT data in 3D provides detailed views of the dental anatomy. This level of detail is beneficial for accurate orthodontic planning and alignment therapies as well as implant dentistry. CBCT contributes to better treatment outcomes by allowing dentists to create more accurate treatment plans based on comprehensive data.

Optimizing treatment quality

The use of these advanced scanning technologies is essential for optimizing the quality of treatment. While not required for all cases, CBCT can provide invaluable insights when precise indications are required. Treatment quality is directly related to the quality of the treatment plan derived from detailed, accurate data. Using these technologies, dental professionals can achieve more predictable outcomes and deliver personalized care tailored to each patient’s needs.

Implications for the future

The integration of advanced scanning technologies represents the future of dentistry and promises more precise, reliable and personalized dental care. As these technologies evolve, dentists can expect further improvements in diagnostic capabilities, treatment planning accuracy and overall patient outcomes. This digitaldriven dentistry underscores the importance of staying abreast of developments to provide patients with care of the highest quality.