Advancements in dental technology offer finer solutions for traditional oral health issues than ever before. The current trend in dentistry has been utilizing modern technology to make dentistry much more comfortable, durable, efficient and natural-looking for the patient. Procedures, which in the past required multiple visits to the dentist, now can be performed in the comfort of just one visit.
There are lots of new advancements in dentistry which your dentist may implement in order to offer you an enhanced state of comfort and improved oral health. Such dental advancements provide a better experience for not only the patients, but also the dental experts, dental specialists, hygienists, and office managers at the practice. These upgrades enable everyone to deliver their highest standard of dental care possible.
Some technology you may see the next time you visit your dental office may be:
Intraoral cameras offer dentists high-quality imaging which can be utilized for patient education, higher case-acceptance, and improved patient communication. Little lightweight cameras are used in the patient's mouth to provide clear pictures of one's mouth and can assist in the detection and prevention of oral health issues.
For dentists carrying out specialized procedures such as implants, 3-D imaging helps them to see and work on the jawbone or surrounding bone structure to generate more accurate results. Placing dental implants requires a precision touch and the CAT scans provide dentists or implantologists accurate imaging of where to place the restorative devices.
CEREC (Ceramic Reconstruction)
CEREC is a technology which uses 3D imaging and milling to build a custom crown for a patient right in the dentist's office.
Air-abrasion is a fabulous dental development that outshines the dental drill because it allows for accurate elimination of decayed teeth without the use of an anesthetic. The air-abrasion equipment uses blasts of air pellets and aluminum oxide in order to deal with tooth-related problems like cavities.
Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture techniques are utilized in various industries to provide highly precise designs of products or materials to be built. In the dental world this particular technology enables the design and fabrication of dental reconstruction that resembles the look and feel of natural teeth. This kind of updated dental technology can be used for dental bridges, inlays/onlays, porcelain veneers, and crowns.
The benefit of laser dentistry is that it provides a much less invasive substitute to many procedures. Using the light energy that is emitted from laser devices results in a shortened and almost painless healing period. This particular alternative is commonly available for the treatment of benign tumors, cold sores, crown stretching, decay removal, gummy smile correction, dental fillings, tongue tie and speech impediment improvements, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) as well as tooth sensitivity, and certain conditions related to sleep apnea. This alternative also treats nerve regeneration for wrecked nerves, blood vessels and scars.
The NTI-tss tool is utilized for patients who suffer from TMD (Temporomandibular Joint) and migraine headaches. The device eliminates the demand for more invasive surgery and can help with problems associated with TMJ discomforts. The device can be shaped to fit teeth and is effective at reducing the discomforts associated with TMD.
Composite resins are utilized in many restorations such as bonding as well as veneers. They offer benefit over older technologies like gold or amalgam since they are a lot better refined to replicate tooth colors and tooth function. Furthermore they are easier to apply and a lot more durable than before. Dental specialists can apply the material straight to the tooth and mold it to the shape and color that looks like natural teeth.
Oral sedation dentistry is being utilized by more and more dental professionals due to the fact that it is both secure and also effective. When compared to more conventional IV (Intravenous) sedation, oral sedation requires no needles. The patient also experiences a conscious state of mind and can respond to their dentist. This is really helpful for patients who fear the dentist or avoid trips because of anxiety of sitting in a dental chair.
Besides the advantage of minimizing exposure to radiation, digital radiographs allow images to be projected onto computer screen. This contemporary dental procedure is also much more comfortable and better allows dental professionals to find problems with the teeth and mouth, as well as the jaw.