The placing of veneers and the positioning of dental implants has evolved over the years to make the process far easier and as painless as possible. By including the latest technology in the dental field the addition of implants has been reduced in time to a single visit in some cases and a limited number of dental appointments in most others. One of the major advances made in the field of dentistry has been in the use of scanning technology that is used to pinpoint the perfect angle for drilling and positioning the implant into the gum and jaw bone.
Dental scanners have made a large difference to the world of dental care in a variety of way, but largely in making sure each and every procedure is completed as quickly and simply as possible. In the past, a series of x-rays would usually be taken that had to be developed and examined by the dental professional before the implant or any other procedure could be completed. A dental scanner is now available and usually provides real time results that can be used by the dental professional to explain to a patient why the procedure is taking place and how it will be performed as the images are shown tot hem.
A scanner is not only a teaching tool used between the dental professional and patient, it can also be used to create a mold placed over the teeth and gums to make sure any drilling is completed at the correct angle and in the right way. A hand held can often be operated by a dental assistant, which allows the dentist the ability to explain the procedure and problems within the mouth area to the patient.
For the dental professionals themselves there are many advantages to using the latest scanning technology, which can include the chance to reduce the average time of appointments for patients. Not only does this make patients happier and more content with their service, but it also increases the profit margin of the dentist as they can see an increased number of patients. Reducing the average time taken for an appointment is also important in terms of completing dental surgeries quickly and efficiently as each patient should have their procedure performed correctly at the first time of asking.