Latest advancements in dental technology.
Interviewer: Good morning, Dr. Sethurajan. Thank you for joining us today to talk about the latest advancements in dental technology.
Dr. Sethurajan: Good morning, it's a pleasure to be here.
Interviewer: Let's start by discussing digital X-rays. Can you tell us how this technology has improved the diagnostic process for dental professionals?
Dr. Sethurajan: Yes, digital X-rays have greatly improved the diagnostic process for dental professionals. Traditional X-rays required exposing patients to radiation and using physical films, which took time to develop and interpret. However, digital X-rays use advanced sensors to capture high-resolution images of the mouth and teeth, which can be viewed instantly on a computer screen. This not only reduces exposure to radiation but also allows for faster and more accurate diagnoses.
Interviewer: That's fascinating. Can you tell us about the use of laser therapy in dentistry?
Dr. Sethurajan: Absolutely. Laser therapy has become a popular alternative to traditional treatments for a variety of dental issues. Lasers can be used for removing tooth decay, reshaping gum tissue, and even whitening teeth. The precision and accuracy of laser therapy reduces the amount of pain and bleeding associated with traditional treatments, making it a more comfortable option for patients.
Interviewer: That's great to hear. What advancements have been made in 3D printing technology in dentistry?
Dr. Sethurajan: 3D printing technology has greatly improved the process of creating custom-fit restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. This technology allows dental professionals to create precise, accurate restorations in a fraction of the time it used to take. Not only does this improve the accuracy and fit of restorations, but it also reduces the number of appointments necessary, saving patients time and discomfort.
Interviewer: That's impressive. How has computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology impacted dentistry?
Dr. Sethurajan: The use of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing systems has revolutionized the field of dentistry. These systems use digital imaging and computer software to design and create restorations, implants, and orthodontic appliances with precision and accuracy. This results in more efficient and effective treatments, as well as improved aesthetics for patients.
Interviewer: Lastly, can you talk about the latest advancements in implant technology?
Dr. Sethurajan: Of course. Implant technology has come a long way, and the latest advancements have made it possible for patients to receive more comfortable and secure dental implants. From mini implants to immediate load implants, these advancements provide patients with more options for restoring their smile.
Interviewer: That's great to hear. Thank you, Dr. Sethurajan, for sharing your expert knowledge on the latest advancements in dental technology. It has been a pleasure to have you on our show today.
Dr. Sethurajan: Thank you, it was a pleasure to be here.
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