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Recent Advancements in Dental Technology

Challenges may have tested the world of dentistry from time to time, but it has only continued to evolve to overcome obstacles. With recent advancements in dental technology, such as the invention of CEREC® in Marco Island, dental procedures have become faster and more efficient. Thanks to these machines, patients don’t have to go through their previous negative experiences.  

a patient wearing a VR headset while getting CEREC crowns in Marco Island

What Are Recent Dental Technology Inventions?  

Virtual Reality  

Nobody can deny that many patients delay their visit to the dentist because of their fear of pain and anxiety. They wait until the problem becomes unbearable before they realize they don’t have any other choice than to book an appointment. Because of this, many dental issues have worsened and progressed into life-threatening situations.  

However, the creation of virtual reality has tremendously helped distract patients’ attention from frightening procedures. VR may come in the form of headsets worn by patients to take their minds away from the treatment. VR has served as an extension to televisions fastened inside the office.  

As a result, patients report a drop in perceived pain and discomfort when using VR. Sometimes, our minds can get the better of us, and through virtual reality, patients tend to forget they are undergoing dental treatments.  

CEREC® Machine  

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® is a machine used to forge models of dental crowns and veneers to strengthen damaged or decayed teeth. Unlike before, patients don’t have to come back for a second appointment anymore since your dentist can complete the entire process in one visit.  

For example, dentists don’t need to place temporary crowns anymore and ask the patient to wait for a few weeks before they can get their permanent ones. On the other hand, dental veneers application has become faster, giving patients a dazzling smile in hours.  

a teeth model, a toothbrush, and letters that say CEREC in Marco Island

Want to Learn More About CEREC® in Marco Island?  

The great news about this machine is that you don’t have to skip work multiple times to complete your dental treatment. Not only that, but 3D printing drives more accurate diagnoses and reduces patient stress. Thus, we can instantly improve our patients’ smiles through our cutting-edge technology. Call us today to learn more about our services.  

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