Technological advances are all around us: at home, in our cars, places of work, and even when we go to the dentist. In fact, dental technology has made trips to the dentist easier and quicker than ever before — which we don’t think anyone seems to mind!
So, what are the latest technologies dentists use and how do they benefit you? Let’s take a look at all that goes into making sure you have a healthy smile.
Common Types of Dental Technology
Technological innovations have given dentists the tools they need to perform common practices and procedures more quickly, safely, and efficiently. Here are some of the advances you might experience when you visit your dentist next:
Rapidly becoming an integrated part of every comprehensive oral exam, this handheld scope uses a bright blue light to give your dentist the ability to inspect your mouth for any signs of oral disease. The device’s light reacts with the tissue in your mouth, allowing your dentist to spot abnormalities, such as oral cancer, that would normally not be visible to the naked eye. That means dangerous diseases can be caught and treated early.
Digital x-rays use sensors instead of traditional film, which brings a number of advantages. Images are captured and immediately transferred to a computer, making the process of taking and viewing x-rays much faster and easier. There’s no chemical development necessary which means there’s no waiting involved!
These images can also be stored, retrieved, and enhanced safely, and use 80% less radiation than the traditional variety.
A popular alternative to braces, these clear aligners are designed to be comfortable, easy to use, and practically invisible. Using 3-D imaging and mapping software, they are customized to fit snugly and discreetly to your teeth, straightening them without anyone ever noticing.
They might not be easily seen, but it’s sure easy to see why people love them!
Dental lasers work by using wavelengths of light to deliver energy in varying forms. This energy is channeled to safely and efficiently perform a variety of surgical and dental procedures, from removing tooth decay and treating gum disease, to whitening teeth and taking biopsies.
This in-office teeth whitening procedure is fast and effective. A hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth, which are then exposed to an advanced powered light. This causes a chemical reaction that breaks up stains and discoloration and accelerates the bleaching process. In minutes, you’ll have whiter teeth and a brighter smile!
Dental Technology Makes Dentist Visits Easy and Fast!
Over the years, innovations in technology have made common dentistry practices faster and easier, which is great for both dentists and patients alike! At Mogren Dental, we use many of these tools to provide excellent service and care for our patients. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited, schedule an appointment with us and come check out what we can do for you. Contact us online or call 231-737-5500 today.