Top Dental Trends & Predictions for 2024

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What are the Top Dental Trends and Predictions for 2024?

From AI to 3D Dentistry, the Outlook is Exciting!

The dental industry is a fast-growing industry with several new trends and predictions in store for the new year. What can we expect to look forward to on the dental landscape in 2024? Here are some of the emerging dental trends and predictions the Dr. E Cosmetic & Family Dentistry team is following that indicates the exciting direction your oral health may be headed in the new year and beyond.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Fueled by Zoom, TikTok and your favorite social media influencers, the demand for perfect pearly whites has never been greater! We expect to continue to see a surge in popularity for teeth whitening, dental veneers, invisible aligners, and other popular dental cosmetic services for patients of all ages who want to smile more brightly and confidently in the new year.

AI in Dentistry

It seems as though AI is everywhere—and that includes dental diagnostics. AI is emerging as a preventative tool in dentistry, helping dentists monitor and identify cavities earlier and with greater accuracy. The technology offers a less invasive approach to dental diagnostics and it can be used to monitor dental patterns and treat areas of concern before they become more serious dental dilemmas. 

3D Dentistry

Get ready for 3D-printed prosthodontics including crowns, bridges, and dentures. In dentistry, 3D printing is also being utilized to create highly precise models of the jaw to assist dentists with dental implant placement. These are just a few examples of how 3D technology allows for highly customized and precise dental solutions, taking dentistry, and your smile, to the next level… and we’re super excited about all the possibilities as one of the big dental trends!

Digital Dentistry On the Rise

As digital impressions and scanning technology become even more sophisticated, patients benefit from more accurate, comfortable, and efficient alternatives for capturing dental structures. For example, digital x-rays, molds and impressions are facilitating earlier identification and diagnosis of common dental issues such as gum disease, tooth decay and malocclusion. The good news for patients is that earlier diagnosis and treatment leads to decreased dental costs and improved outcomes.


Dentistry as an industry is becoming part of the global push for sustainability. Dentists and dental product manufacturers are embracing environmentally friendly practices including biodegradable dental supplies and materials, demonstrating that greener initiatives can still produce whiter smiles.

Smart Brushing

The proliferation and variety of “smart” toothbrushes hitting store shelves will continue to increase and become more mainstream in 2024. Equipped with features such as real-time tracking, personalized coaching and integration with dental apps, smart brushing will empower you to brush better and more efficiently for enhanced oral health.

The Takeaway…

From the rise of digital dentistry, to AI-powered imaging tools, to the integration of 3D printing in dentistry, the dental industry continues to innovate, advance and redefine the way we approach oral health, treatment, and hygiene. These dental trends and developments are poised to improve dental care, making it more personalized, comfortable, and effective for dentists and patients alike.

We’re smiling brighter just thinking of all the ways we can continue to serve your dental needs in 2024 and beyond. Happy New Year and best dental wishes from “Ahwatukee’s Best Dentist” and the entire Dr. E Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Team! 480-494-2435