Modern Advances In Dentistry


Dentistry, in recent years has made enormous development to cope with the increasing demand for dental services. This is chiefly due to the awareness among the people both in India and abroad regarding Dental Diseases and preventive aspects. People are now realizing that a dental procedure need not be painful and embarrassing procedure.

A lot of research has been made to make the patient more comfortable in the dental chair by decreasing the working time and using painless techniques.

Some of the Latest Equipment Introduced:

Computer Dental Imaging: This is basically to apprise the patient about the condition in which he is and what will be his future conditions, without the treatment. This system works as a boon for the patients who want to see their post-treatment appearance without going through the treatment. This helps the patients to choose the treatment methods as well as increase their awareness.

Intraoral Camera: The camera can be focused on minute carious spots which the patient cannot see, thus the patient is in a position to know the condition of his teeth by observing the picture on the screen. He can also appreciate the marked difference seen after the dental treatment is performed. The Intraoral Camera is also useful in patients with malocclusion, proclaimed teeth and stained teeth, who would like to change their smile. The picture on the screen helps the patients to decide the exact treatment they wish to undergo.

Electronic Pulp Tester: To test the health of the pulp of the teeth, this device is used .With the help of this device; the dentist is in a position to assess the vitality of the tooth. When applied on a non-vital tooth the patient shows no pain, whereas in a vital tooth the patient experiences slight tingling sensation as the current is increased.

De Sensitran Equipment: For the treatment of sensitive teeth, a device called de Sensitran is used. Although routinely, patients are advised de sensitizing paste containing potassium compounds, some patients do not respond to such paste. In such patients fillings need to be done in the areas where dentine is exposed. De Sensitran is a useful alternative where drilling and filling can be avoided to the patients’ satisfaction and convenience.

Magnetic Dentures: Magnets are completely sealed within the denture underneath the back posterior teeth and are non-allergenic. Magnets are used to retention of the denture.

Filmless X-rays – Digital Radiography: Digital radiography is a filmless technique that is used up to 90 percent less radiation. It also provides high-quality, digitally encoded information that can be adjusted electronically to alter contrast, or to magnify specific areas.

CAD/CAM: With CAD/CAM technology, dentists can design and make inlays, onlays, veneers and crowns while you wait. Information for fabricating the restorations is supplied to a computer via optical imaging or by tracing the tooth with a device that records its dimensions. The restoration is then milled by the computer instead of a laboratory and is fitted by the dentists in one easy appointment.

Air-abrasive technology: This is the latest techniques wherein we use air under high pressure to perform some treatment procedures. This is most commonly used to remove decay in the teeth.

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