The Development In Dental Care And Dental Technology
The advanced modern dental solutions and procedures have made the job of the dentist easier. On the other hand, the patients have benefited from the convenience and pain-free procedures in the treatment of common dental problems. The methods of tooth replacement have also been enhanced by dental implants and the new discovery of 3D tissue regeneration. The technology in dentistry is not only limited to regular procedures of removing tooth decay or cavity; it also accommodates sensitive procedures such as jaw joint alignment.
Here are some dental technologies and equipment that help dental professionals diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums effectively:
1) Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Manufacture –
It involves the fabrication of dentures and other dental restorations through a computerized technology for precision. This includes porcelain veneers, dental lumineers, dental crowns and bridges, inlays, and onlays.
2) Diagnodent –
Used for the detection of cavities by using sound pulse and laser for the early detection of tooth decay. It helps minimize the detrimental effects of decay by preserving the healthy natural structure of the tooth as soon as cavities and tooth decay are detected.
3) Caries Detection Solution –
This is made of red liquid dye which is applied on the tooth to check for tooth decay just like how demonstrating tablets work. It highlights the area where tooth decay or cavity is present.
4) Digital X-ray –
It involves digital radiographs that can capture images of the teeth, bone, and mouth structure using a sensor which then processes the image onto a digital display. It minimizes the exposure of the patient to radiation wherein four digital x-rays are equivalent to one traditional x-ray output.
5) Air Abrasion –
This is an alternative to the dental drilling tool and it uses aluminum oxide and air for a more precise removal of tooth decay. It can also access remote location of the tooth decay.
6) Intra-Oral Camera –
The tool can produce images of the teeth structure that are accurate and real-time. It can also give the dentist and the patient a view of the areas that are rarely touched during brushing or those remote areas in the teeth that already have cavities or tooth decay.
7) Dental Laser Equipment –
Dental laser equipment minimizes pain and discomfort due to the suture-free procedures that can be done with lasers. Dental laser tools are used in regeneration of blood vessels, tooth decay removal, dental fillings, surgical procedure for speech impediment treatment, cold sore treatment, and even the removal of benign tumors.