May 08, 2019
With increased clinical efficiency and an improved patient experience, laser technologies have transformed dentistryover the past decade. As such, dental professionals have witnessed exceptional results in planning, performing and manufacturing. Specifically, the benefits of using an all-tissue laser cannot be ignored. Dentistry Today refers to the 9.3 wavelength carbon dioxide (CO2) all-tissue dental laser as a transformational leap for the dental profession, delivering on the many past promises of dental lasers for both the patient and practitioner.
April 04, 2019
Without question, when a person has one or more missing teeth, they may experience a loss of self-esteem. Yet, there are other concerns that come from missing teeth, some of which include problems with the jaw joint, shifting teeth and bone loss. Fortunately, advancements in dentistry continue to make replacing missing teeth and restoring one’s smile predictable and easy. An example is with a custom dental bridge.
March 13, 2019
From sophisticated injection devices to universal composite dispersion techniques and bacteria-resistant composite resin, the future of dental materials is exciting and ever-changing. Though there are hundreds of new-age products and materials on the horizon, however, the primary aim of dentists is to simplify treatment for patients, while continuing to meet the demands of an aesthetically-driven industry.
February 22, 2019
Sometimes referred to as Prosthodontic Dentistry, the arena of Restorative Dentistry involves “restoring” the function and appearance of the mouth. Though the primary goal of treatment is to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, dentists must consider a number of strategies when performing restorative dental procedures.
January 16, 2019
Normally an inherited condition, malocclusion refers to teeth that are misaligned. Because the proper alignment of teeth is needed for optimal oral and digestive health, dental professionals often suggest correcting malocclusion to help individuals avoid serious oral health complications.
December 27, 2018
From the use of digital radiography to the fabrication of dental restorations using CAD/CAM technologies, the arena of dentistry has been inevitably transformed by a digital revolution. While orthodontics has been slower to evolve, there is now a specific focus on digital optimization in orthodontics using guided scanning, storage and virtual exportation to customize treatment and elicit better outcomes.
November 26, 2018
While brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities and tooth decay, it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny, especially for children. For instance, back molars are susceptible to early decay, as they have fissures and grooves that house leftover foods and bacteria.
October 02, 2018
A number of factors give way to tooth decay, causing teeth to become damaged or even lost. Previously, repairing diseased teeth required several dental appointments, and many patients were forced to take time off of work. Yet, with the latest in digital technologies and restorative dentistry, patients can now receive a natural-looking dental crown in one single visit with CEREC.
September 07, 2018
While new-age technologies contribute to the globalization of services across many industries, the integration of modern day solutions for teeth straightening means that orthodontists and patients have access to the very best resources available. From diagnosis and treatment planning to customized appliances and 3D designs, the arena of digital orthodontics provides more effective and efficient outcomes than ever before.
July 10, 2018
When bone within the jaw becomes exposed, the lack of blood flow causes it to deteriorate, thus leading to Osteonecrosis (ONJ) of the jaw. To date, scientists do not know all of the causes of ONJ or how often it occurs, as reported by WebMD. Yet, there are important associations to consider such as radiation to the head or neck area, chronic steroid usage, uncontrolled infections and major trauma. Instances of ONJ are also linked to individuals taking medications for the treatment of osteoporosis, as well as those taking anti-resorptive medications during cancer treatments.