Vaibhav Jain1*, Vishvnathe Udayshankar Suryakant2, Hazel Caroline3, Anant singh4 and Suman Anand3
1MDS ( Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge), INDC Danteshwari, INHS Ashvini, Mumbai, India
2MDS (Prosthodontic), MDC Wellington, Tamil Nādu, India
3BDS (Dental Officer), INDC Danteshwari, INHS Ashvini, Mumbai, India
44MDS (Conservative Dentisty and Endodontics, INDC Danteshwari, INHS Ashvini, Mumbai, India
*Corresponding Author: Vaibhav Jain, MDS (Prosthodontic and Crown & Bridge), INDC Danteshwari, INHS Ashvini, Mumbai, India. orcid id- 0000000303748383
Received: February 13, 2023; Published: February 23, 2023
Prosthodontics has become an imperative element in contemporary dentistry. It is now more pertinent than ever, post the COVID-19 pandemic. Prosthetic dentistry has enabled the clinicians momentum, as well as the ability to integrate the myriad options that are available into their armamentarium in order to ensure the highest standards of patient care. Prosthodontics ensures safer procedures and staff protection while restricting the number of patient visits to the treatment facility to a minimum.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Prosthodontist played a crucial role in Dentistry. It enabled clinicians to adopt necessary precautions, reduced the number of appointments, enhanced digital communication with laboratory and enabled several other procedures that eliminated the possibility of cross infections between the practitioners, patients and dental technicians. The availability of technology in Prosthodontics such as CAD-CAM, stereolithography, rapid prototyping, use of virtual articulators, digital face bows and digital radiographs have revolutionized treatment protocols. Developments in cross-sectional imaging techniques such as spiral tomography and reformatted computerized tomograms have become increasingly popular in preoperative assessment and planning for dental implant treatment. The 3D optical digitising technology allows 3D images to be scanned with a 3D scanner and these can be coupled with computerised milling machines for processing prosthetic restorations.
The pace of Prosthodontics in dental practice is expected to revolutionise the future of dentistry. Continuous research in material science, equipment and treatment techniques can be expected to improve treatment outcomes in the speciality. Further, Prosthodontics permits many newer and effective methods of research.
Keywords: Prosthodontics; COVID-19; Dentistry
Citation: Vaibhav Jain., et al. “Safe Prosthodontics in Covid-19 Era: A Literature Review". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.3 (2023): 61-70.
Copyright: © 2023 Vaibhav Jain., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.