Dental technology and innovations continue to change lives and smiles by providing improved access, precision and patient-centered care. Smart toothbrushes that track brushing patterns, to regenerative treatments which could replace dentures or implant one day are only a few of the advancements that are constantly evolving.

Laser dentistry is becoming more widespread. It allows a variety of treatments to be performed using less invasive methods, such as gum disease and tooth decay removal. Nanotechnology is also improving dental materials, with coatings and fillings that mimic natural tooth enamel more closely while decreasing wear and tear. Furthermore, 3D printing is reshaping the field with the capability to create intricate dental parts quickly and accurately. This is making dentists able to design and build prosthetics, without having to wait in a lab, which means fewer mistakes and adjustments.

Other new technologies include digital X-rays (dental radiography) and cone beam computed tomography scans, that provide high-resolution images of the soft tissues and teeth. These diagnostic tools are more precise as well as safer than traditional Xrays, preventing exposure to harmful radiation.

Virtual reality (VR) that provides an opportunity for patients to help reduce their perception of pain It is also altering the dental experience. It makes dental treatment less stressful and allows patients to feel less pain. AR is also being used to help educate patients, aid in treatment planning and offer immersive visualizations.