There are several new technologies that the field of dentistry has witnessed in the past few years. These innovative technologies have made treating teeth and gum problems a lot easier, giving the patients comfort and relief.
Here are the top 10 new Technologies in Dentistry:
Dental implants are alternatives for dentures or false teeth. Implants are screws made of titanium that are fixed in the root portion of a missing tooth. An artificial cap is fixed on the screw, giving the wearer a feeling of natural a natural tooth. Implants are stronger than dentures and more stable.
Today, several dental procedures are carried out using laser which includes cavity filling, giving relief from tooth sensitivity, eliminating oral tumors, and teeth whitening. Laser dentistry is painless and easy and helps get rid of bacteria present in the mouth, helping prevent gum infection and disease.
One of the easiest and pain-free treatments, HealOzone is quite a popular form of treatment in modern dentistry. Ozone (O3), a natural gas, is used for eliminating bacteria and fungus formation in the oral cavity. HealOzone helps in detecting the onset of tooth decay and helps arrest its progress in the initial stages itself.
As the name suggests intra-oral is a tiny camera that helps the dentist get detailed pictures of normally inaccessible places inside the mouth. The advantage is that the patient’s get to view what’s inside their mouth while the examination is in progress. The dentists can assess the actual condition of the patients’ oral cavity and suggest suitable courses of treatment.
Zoom whitening is a modern teeth-whitening tool that helps patients clean and whiten their teeth in a short time. Dentists can put back the smile on the patients’ faces in just one visit and even stubborn stains can be removed easily.
Popularly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide (N2O) is used by dentists to help the patients relax during a dental procedure. The patients are conscious and can interact with the dentist during the procedure, but the anesthetic effect ensures that they do not feel any pain. This is preferred to sedation that normally puts the patient to sleep and it is not recommended for heart patients and others with some chronic lung infections. Nitrous oxide is used to extract wisdom teeth painlessly.
DIAGNOdent is a new, technologically advanced dental device that is used by dentists to detect tiny cavities in the teeth that cannot be viewed through normal X-rays. Detecting cavities at an early stage helps prevent them developing further into deep cavities.
Today, digital X-rays are fast replacing conventional X-rays as they are more efficient and faster as well. The dentist can view the image of a digital X-ray on his or her PC, with options to zoom in and get a closer view. The images can be saved and shown to the patient, if required. What’s more is that digital X-rays have minimum radiation effects and do not harm the patient.
VELscope is a special, bright light that helps the dentist getter a better view of the patients’ oral cavities. Defects and abnormalities can be detected instantly, and suitable remedies can be suggested by the dentist. This tool is especially useful in detecting early signs of cancer or gum disease.
Invisalign, as the name suggests is a set of invisible braces that can be fixed for correcting crooked teeth. These braces help replace clumsy metal braces that are uncomfortable and difficult to wear and remove. Cleaning Invisalign is quite easy and can be done at home by the patients themselves. What’s more is that there are no restrictions whatsoever on the foodstuffs that a patient can eat.