Until a few decades ago, toothache was usually cured by simply, pulling the painful tooth. Today there is a multitude of options for treating diseased teeth: fillings for holes crowns for larger cavities, a root canal treatment, or apical resection to keep even a dead tooth in the jaw for as long as possible. Several aspects of health have been improved, through technologies, from the scheduling of consultations to the most complex surgeries. With this, productivity is increased, minimizing the chances of errors and achieving even better results, which ensures patient satisfaction.
Thus in this article, we introduce you to a few current trends in dentistry that have become popular among dentists and are ready to transform the sector. Let’s check it out!
The use of the laser in dentistry has become a real sensation. And although various types of lasers have been used for several years in the provision of dental services, now laser technologies have gained an unprecedented scale. The laser is actively used in pediatric dentistry, in the treatment of caries, various inflammatory diseases of the teeth and gums, surgical operations in the oral cavity, as well as in the installation of implants. The use of laser technology in dentistry allows for precise and non-invasive treatment. Laser therapy is effective in treating bacterial infections, whitening, and strengthening tooth enamel.
3D printing has revolutionized many industries, including dentistry. Dental 3D printers are still quite expensive, but many clinics use a similar CEREC 3D technology to make fillings, crowns, ceramic inlays, implant templates, and similar products. The quality of such products is much higher, both in terms of wear resistance and aesthetic properties. This technology has been practiced by dentistry for several years.
Hi-Tech Clinic is a pioneer in the field of medical innovations. The 3D printer engineers of the Master-Touch Dental Lab and the CEO of Arfona promise to complete work on a new model of a desktop printer for dentistry in the near future, which will save time and money for both doctors and patients.
A new generation of Veeners
One of the main trends in recent years is teeth that look natural, with the correct structure, degree of transparency, that is, as natural as possible. If there are stains, cracks, or chips on the teeth, as well as small gaps between the teeth, the patient can install ultra-thin ceramic veneers. They do not require teeth processing, completely copy the color, transparency, shape, relief of a natural tooth, and are indistinguishable from ordinary teeth.
In terms of thickness, such ultra-thin ceramic veneers are comparable to eye lenses – about 0.3 mm, while in terms of strength they are in no way inferior to the usual veneers. The advantage is also that the procedure is painless; installation requires only two visits to the dentist to take impressions and glue the veneers.
Invisible orthodontic appliance
When placing orthodontic appliances, many patients have concerns about the appearance and comfort of the mechanism. That’s because it changes the smile a lot, besides causing discomfort and cuts on the lips and cheeks. The invisible orthodontic appliance is one of the new technologies of Dentistry that comes to solve these problems.
In addition to presenting faster results in most cases, it is transparent and goes unnoticed by those who see it. It is molded in a computerized way according to each patient in a type of elastic, resistant, and transparent plastic. During treatment, the patient can remove it to eat, brush his teeth, and floss, bringing greater comfort. In addition to traditional orthodontic treatment, it can be used to correct crowded teeth, overbite, prognathism, cross bite, a diastema, and open bite.
These are the main trends in the world of dentistry, to facilitate the process both for the clinics and for the patient. It is very important to remember that the goal of every treatment is to provide greater comfort to the patient, in addition to, of course, having the expected results.