Is there anything within prosthodontics that's important right now?

Dr Dania Abdelrahman Mostafa Mahmoud, Specialist Prosthodontics: Recent advances have led us to the use of digital workflow from impressions to designing to milling the restorations. The intraoral digital camera captures accurate images of the oral structures and forms a precise data acquisition of the intraoral conditions known as intraoral digital impression, eliminating the need to take conventional impressions. This not only provides a faster, more accurate impression, but enables high-quality restorations while allowing the dentist to be more productive.

What do you think is the future of digital dentistry, particularly in your field of prosthodontics?

Dr Mahmoud: Digital smile design is a tool that strengthens a dentist’s diagnostic vision, enhances predictability, and improves communication between the dentist and patients. Another breakthrough is stem cells research, which promises tooth regeneration. Also, laser dentistry potentially offers a more comfortable, conservative and faster treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue compared to drills and other non-laser tools.

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