:DentalPlans Takes a Look at 2017 Dental Care Trends and Innovations

DentalPlans_LogoWith 2017 now here, it is unclear whether providing access to affordable dental care will be on the political agenda, says Bill Chase, vice president of marketing for :DentalPlans, though he believes this new year “will bring increased awareness of the essential role good oral health plays in our lives.”

“You can’t be healthy if your teeth/gums are not,” said Chase. “We need to stop separating health care from dental care, and find sensible ways to make quality care affordable.”

According to a provided release,  :DentalPlans believes the following dental health issues will also make headlines in 2017:

Alternative/Voluntary benefits: out of pocket medical costs are rising, making health discount plans increasingly popular. Benefits include savings on dental care, telemedicine, vision, hearing, medical bill negotiation, etc. Businesses will offer plans to employees as a cost-effective way to enhance benefits packages.

Regenerating teeth: Research into regenerating tooth enamel and dental pulp – even growing healthy new teeth and bone –  offers promising possibilities for enhancing dental health and restoring fully-functional natural teeth. Low-power lasers are being tested to stimulate renewed dentin cell growth.

Innovative cosmetic treatments: Expect dentist-prescribed tooth whitening pens that deliver gleaming smiles, lasers to neaten “gummy” grins and reshape teeth without drilling, and affordable 3D printers dentists can use to construct a new smile within hours instead of weeks.

New ways to pay: Traditional dental insurance does not typically cover cosmetic treatments like implants or whitening. People will look to dental savings plans, medical tourism, health care savings accounts, and in-house dental practice payment plans as alternative ways to fill the cost gaps in programs like Medicare and traditional insurance.

Hygienists in the spotlight: Allowing dental hygienists to perform routine procedures, like filling cavities, would enable dentists to focus on providing advanced treatments and may make basic preventive care more affordable.

“It’s bound to be an interesting year in dental care,” said Chase.

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7 comments
DrLevine
DrLevine

Downward treatments are noticed in expensive dental treatments. Research suggests treatments are not diminishing significantly. Instead of working on making new trends in dental care experts should focus on handling.

Dr.susan Liebman
Dr.susan Liebman

The trends have been changing in most of the aspects of life. It’s no secret that dental health care and cost have raised gradually in recent years in many countries such like these new innovations of 2017, hopefully it is affordable for poor people too. But the thing which we should keep in mind that nobody should take new dental checkup treatment until they have knowledge about the side-effects of these new technologies.

parshindental
parshindental

The conventional methods for dental treatments are working very well, so whatever sets up in dental care trends would revolve around cosmetic dentistry. Clients would always want to get new exciting opportunities to enhance their looks as well as their smiles.

Dr Eleni
Dr Eleni

We must not forget that the most dental treatments in high demand these days relate to cosmetic dentistry, while the casual dental treatments are almost going to be unchanged. People do not like to spend more for anything that does not relate to the outlook of their smile. That’s why the real dental trends of 2017 are going to be around cosmetic dentistry.

DrMohamedAlJanabi
DrMohamedAlJanabi

It is already clear that the future dental care trends in 2017 and afterwards would very much be concentrated around cosmetic dentistry. Other than the Alzheimer’s drugs ability to help rotten teeth grow back, there is nothing major coming in general dental care trends while cosmetic dentistry is filled with new innovations every day.

andrewhunterdds
andrewhunterdds

Almost 90% of the major advancements in dental treatments are within the field ofcosmetic dentistry, and this is where the future dental trends in 2017 and beyond would set their tone.  

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