Dental Restorations

The next 3 to 5 years will be very interesting for Indian dentistry. In the US and Europe, India is gaining popularity as a destination for dental tourism. This is because it is possible to get very high quality treatment at much lower costs. India has a reputation for training expert dentists, working from state-of-the-art facilities. But, the reputation of these dentists relies on technicians with the skill and technology to meet their needs.

The Dental Technician magazine printed a survey in the January – March 2013 issue highlighting ‘Why Dentists Change Laboratories.’ The results were almost an advertisement for investing in CADCAM technology. Inconsistency, poor communication and labs not adopting new technology were far more important than price to these dentists.

Digital dentistry provides consistently high quality fits and anatomic detail, saving valuable technician hours and allowing lab owners to focus on building better relationships with clients.

Today, many laboratories in Tier 1 and 2 cities are scanning and milling their own copings, crowns, bridges, implant abutments, surgical guides and other prosthetics. In addition to the above benefits, they are also seeing the efficiencies digital dentistry brings in batch production, both during the day and unattended at night. And, with advancements in new materials, patients are receiving more aesthetically pleasing results.

For more information on digital dentistry, ask for a copy of the Roland DG Guide to Digital Dentistry in India.