Published on December 26, 2019, Updated on June 22, 2020
Dentistry is always evolving. This field is a combination of expert skills and knowledge, achieving long-lasting results. Hence, with such evolution, and improvements in technology, dental treatments are more accurate, faster, and more comfortable. Here are the five advances in technology that paved the way for better treatment.
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Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is a computer-designed tooth that is designed to fix damaged teeth with a crown in a single day. This usually takes a couple of days for a crown to be made in the lab. Whereas, With CEREC, crowns are designed through computer in-office. Therefore, you can get it immediately.
Laser dentistry is an effective method of performing dental procedures. It is used to clean and reshape the gums. They are very effective in removing the decayed teeth and are also helpful in preparing for tooth fillings. This is easy and quick to get rid of tumors, remove lesions and white your teeth with laser dentistry. They are by far the best evolution in the dentistry sector.
Do you remember, when your dentists used large mirrors to look into your teeth’s condition? Well, they no longer require such tools and need not waste much time staring at your teeth. An intraoral camera is a new tool introduced to take pictures of every part of the mouth so that it is easy for experts to see the condition of your teeth. These cameras capture sharp images with minute details. Hence, it becomes easy for doctors to see what exactly is the treatment required by the patient.
Digital X-Rays using Handheld X-Ray Device
Conventional dental x-rays are usually bulky and complex to use. Whereas, digital x-rays are light and super handy. Moreover, these x-ray devices produce high-resolution images that help in more accurate diagnosis of the patient. They also become a better alternative due to less radiation exposure compared to traditional ones. These digital x-ray results don’t have to be chemically processed, which means they are environment-friendly.
The time of metallic braces is long gone. You have a much better option of clear aligners that works the same way but has many other additional benefits. These braces are more comfortable to wear, remove or change, that too by yourself. They have no diet constraints.
The most conventional treatment to replace a lost or missing tooth is getting a dental implant. However, everything has its own pros and cons, and bone resorption is the most common one. Getting a dental implant helps you to prevent this from happening as it works just like a regular tooth. It is secured using a titanium post in the mouth and acts as the root of the tooth. This implanted tooth is installed in the jawbone, and a crown is placed over it. Since your existing teeth aren’t modified, this won’t slip out of place.
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