- On February 16, 2018
Modern general dentistry has seen numerous technological advances in recent years. Most of these developments were made with the comfort of the patient in mind. As a result, visiting an advanced dental treatment center no longer needs to be worrisome. Instead, patients can take advantage of these recent advances in dental treatment to receive the best care possible.
One of the best technological advances relates to X-rays. Specifically, the way dentists and their staff take X-rays of their patients’ mouths and/or head. High-tech digital X-rays are much faster than traditional ones. As a result, patients no longer need to hold film in their mouths for extended lengths of time. Instead, a small plate or sensor is used, with the image being captured in seconds and instantly scanned your files for a fast diagnosis. Much less radiation is used today.
A veneer is a thin molding that covers the front part of a tooth. They are used to hide crooked, deeply stained, or other flawed teeth. In the past, patients needed to have part of their tooth reduced to make room for the veneer. Thinner veneers mean that more of your tooth can be retained, resulting in a stronger bite and greater oral health.
Widespread Use of Lasers
Lasers are one of the most versatile tools around. Dentists are increasingly using lasers to help detect and remove cavities. All Smiles uses lasers to clean and repair cavities, usually with no shots.
Better Bonding Material for Implants and Crowns
Bonding materials are used in a variety of general dentistry treatments. Recent technological advances have made these materials stronger and more durable than in the past. The material used now is much stronger than materials previously used. It is also available in more shades, making it easy for your dental team to match it to the natural color of your teeth.
If you want to learn more about the new dental technology available to patients, contact us at All Smiles Dentistry. We know that some people worry about visiting the dentist, and we want to ensure that all of our patients have the best experience possible. Visit us online to learn more about our dental services or call our office staff at 979-316-2122 to book your appointment today.