Dentistry always looks for new and advanced ways to progress. With professional expertise and knowledge combined, you can achieve amazing and lasting results. As technology progresses, it makes the dental procedures more precise and effective, plus quicker and more comfortable at the same time. Following are the five forward approaches that have paved the way for useful and better dental treatment:
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEREC, is a computer-designed restoration that is created to help to fix the damaged teeth using a crown immediately. Before this, the crowns were made in the laboratory and the patient had to wait several days for getting the crown. With CEREC, a computer makes your crown in the office in just a day.
Laser dentistry is an accurate and effective method to perform different kinds of dental treatments. It helps in effectively removing the tooth decay to make preparations for tooth fillings. Moreover, the cleaning and reshaping of the gums, treating tumors, teeth whitening, and removal of injuries can be done using this procedure. They are faster and cause less pain and discomfort than conventional dental methods.
Nowadays, dental experts don’t use large mirrors to examine the patient’s mouth. They have intraoral cameras that take pictures of every side of the mouth to help specialists know what is happening inside the patient’s mouth. These camera images have sharp and detailed results and can reveal the exact condition of the patient’s mouth while educating patients about their dental health.
Traditional dental X-ray machines are huge and heavy to use. However, the digital X-rays are light in weight which makes them easy to carry in the hand. They are also useful to diagnose the patient’s condition more precisely as these X-rays generate high-resolution images while getting limited radiation exposure than the conventional ones. Also, the digital X-ray results don’t necessarily have to be chemically processed, having less impact on the environment.
Gone are the days when metallic braces were used wisely due to the introduction of clear aligners such as Invisalign. It works and functions the same way as the typical braces would do but smoothly. These are more comfortable to wear than conventional ones, and it has no dietary restrictions.
Dentures are a conventional procedure that replaces a missing tooth. Still, it has its limitations, one of which is the most common, is bone resorption. To prevent this from happening, dental implants are used. It basically functions as a normal tooth. It is fixed in the mouth with the help of a titanium post acting as the tooth root. It is placed in the jawbone and is covered with a crown. It will not shift from its position and your existing teeth remains in the same state.