By Casey Culberson
Posted in News, on June 02, 2016
You always want to be up-to-date when it comes to your dental practice. A new tool or technology that makes patients more comfortable or simplifies things can lead to referrals and many new patients. Having the latest tech can be expensive, but sometimes it’s worth it. Plus if you wait just a little bit to buy, you can almost be certain that the price will be coming down. At Molar Media Mount, we know all about providing inexpensive technology to dentists, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the latest and greatest dental tech.
Air abrasion is a precise way to remove decay or to prepare a tooth for the placement of restorations or sealants. The air abrasion system uses compressed air to blast tiny particles of aluminum oxide onto a tooth to destroy decay. It works similarly to sandblasting a building in order to clean off old paint and dirt. Air abrasion doesn’t require local anesthetic, and also doesn’t have the noise and vibration of a regular dental drill.
Intraoral cameras have been around for a while, but the technology behind them has vastly improved recently. The small, lightweight cameras take pictures inside a patient’s mouth, providing clear images that can help in detection and prevention of problems with a patient’s oral health. These wand-like cameras can also help in providing documentation for a patient’s insurance company.
Blue-Spectrum Light is one of the new, more advanced methods of detecting oral cancer. It quickly and painlessly allows dentists to examine a patient’s oral tissue and visualize abnormalities that may indicate oral cancer. The blue-spectrum light causes molecules in the mouth to emit light in differing shades of color, giving dentists an easy way to search for those abnormalities.
Computer assisted design and computer assisted manufacturing technologies are being used in the dental world for the design and fabrication of dental restorations. CAD/CAM can be used for dental bridges, inlays/onlays, porcelain veneers, and crowns—allowing for restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.
At Molar Media Mount, we’re passionate about technology in the dental industry. That’s why we created the Molar Media Mount—to give dentists an inexpensive and innovative way to keep their patients comfortable and distracted. The Molar Media Mount attaches to your dental light, and the arm pivots so that you can position the mount wherever you and your patient need it to go. Simply attach an iPad Mini or tablet of comparable size, and you’re ready to go. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about the Molar Media Mount.