We’ve come a long way in providing dental care to patients. Older dentistry techniques were often cumbersome, could lead to more anxiety, and also took longer. We’re glad to be offering treatment in the modern age when dental techniques have become far more advanced and easier for our patients. Here we look at how modern dental techniques have improved your dental experience.
Modern Dental Techniques
Digital imaging has greatly improved how we diagnose issues. We can take quicker images using modern dental techniques and then save them to make comparisons to past images. We can also take 3D images and use an intra-oral camera to look at your teeth in real time. Video images can also be shared with specialists and allow us to show you where the issues lie.
Dental offices have come a long way from the clinics you might remember as a child. We designed our modern dentistry office with your comfort in mind, with comfortable seating, a kids’ play area, and special options available to keep you comfortable during treatment. You can speak to our team about anxiety-free dentistry whether it is using medications, nitrous oxide, or your choice of being asleep or semi-conscious during your dental procedure. Our goal is to make your experience stress-free. We won’t even mention the unpleasant experience of dental visits of the past!
For centuries people have lived with symptoms such as jaw pain and chronic headaches without medical professionals understanding a possible link to the jaw. However, a better understanding of TMJ disorder symptoms such as jaw pain, facial pain, headaches, and limited opening has led to the development of improved and effective TMJ treatments including:
- Removable appliances
- Orthodontic treatments
- Applying dental materials
We will examine your jaw and consider your symptoms to see if a TMJ disorder is affecting your jaw joints, muscles, or both. From there we can recommend a modern dentistry treatment to alleviate your symptoms. For decades patients had to learn to live with their symptoms before this important tie was made to TMJ.
No longer do people embarrassed with their smiles need to dread the idea of old cosmetic treatments such as “caps” to perfect their pearly whites. Instead, there are better cosmetic treatments available using modern dental techniques that provide a perfectly natural-looking smile, from dental veneers and bonding to natural-looking porcelain crowns and teeth whitening. You can correct everything from stains to gaps to misshapen teeth to overlaps.
Dentures, crowns, bridges, and partial dentures were the go-to tooth replacement solutions of the past. In modern dentistry there is a permanent solution for missing teeth thanks to dental implants. Posts are implanted into the jaw bone that fuse to the bone for a secure fit just like your natural tooth roots. Porcelain crowns, dentures, or partial dentures can then be secured to the posts for a permanent replacement solution that lasts for life while looking and feeling perfectly natural.
The digital age is not just changing how we diagnose issues. We also now have access to 3D digital technology that makes many dental techniques easier. Digital scanning can be used to make 3D duplications of your teeth and then those duplications can be used for preparing restorations, creating orthodontic appliances like Invisalign, or even “printing” crowns using 3D printer technology. Instead of waiting weeks, you can have your crown the same day. No more waiting for lab work or struggling with goopy dental materials to get dental impressions made!