The Main Trends in Modern Dentistry

The Main Trends in Modern Dentistry

Those days when all dental procedures were performed by eye and touch are gone. Although the result of treatment depends on the intuition and the “good hand” of the doctor, the large-scale implementation of innovative technologies in practice has raised the quality of dental care to a fundamentally different level. 

Increasing emphasis is placed on the prevention of oral diseases and aesthetic dentistry. Almost half of the dentist's work today is associated with full aesthetic rehabilitation and not just the treatment of diseased teeth. A beautiful smile and even healthy teeth are a communication tool, an indicator of success and social status. Let's see what technologies doctors offer us today to maintain a beautiful smile:

1. Invisible Braces and Mouth Guards

An incorrect bite or crooked tooth can be corrected thanks to invisible braces that are fixed in the back of the teeth, or transparent mouth guards. The convenience of the latter, in addition to their invisibility, lies in the fact that they can be removed when eating food. But in order to achieve the desired effect quickly, you shouldn’t take them off. It is recommended to wear such mouthguards for a year.

2. Restorations Without Grinding the Tooth

If you are not satisfied with the shape and external condition of a tooth, then this can be corrected with the use of special plates such as dental veneers, lumineers, or ultranirs which are neatly attached to the outer surface of the tooth and eliminate all visible defects.

Veneers and lumineers allow you to change the shape of the tooth without grinding, any injections, and other invasive surgical interventions such as a dental implant procedure. One of the most durable types is ceramic veneers. If the doctor did everything right then they can serve you over 15 years.

3. Virtual Cinema

Many advanced clinics provide patients with special glasses in which the video is projected. This technology has its pros and cons. Among the drawbacks is that films and videos have to be selected according to the specific wishes of the client so that the person is interested in watching. The procedure may also end before the film ends, interrupting the viewing.

In those cases when the procedure is really complex and lengthy, this option may be very helpful and allow the patient to relax and pass the time more comfortably.

4. Micro Bubble Irrigators

How can you further develop oral irrigation? It would seem that you can’t, but recently micro-bubble technology was developed. The essence of this technology lies in using water that is saturated with oxygen bubbles which have an antibacterial effect. 

Most of the pathogenic microflora does not tolerate exposure to oxygen and dies. You can choose a lightweight, portable irrigator with several modes. It will not only remove bacteria, plaque and food particles between the teeth but also massage the gums, which improves their blood supply.

5. Gums and Teeth Masks 

Everyone has become accustomed to hair and face masks but a mask for the oral cavity still seems like a curiosity even though it is quite practical. These masks soothe sensitive gums and teeth, give enamel shine, and a pleasant aroma. They can be used after cleaning or after professional teeth whitening. According to statistics, at least 30% of people complain of increased teeth sensitivity after this procedure and masks help to relive this.

6. Smart Toothbrush

Smart toothbrushes can whiten teeth and massage gums. You can set various intensities and choose the best nozzle for your teeth. This is done in order to choose the most suitable method of cleaning so as not to damage the teeth with caries or inflamed gums. Such toothbrushes are also often equipped with indicators of bristle wear and battery charge level.

They are able to prompt the optimal time for cleaning each dentition and each side of the tooth surface. All these functions can be pre-programmed through an application for the smartphone.

Similar Articles

Gums Bleeding

Many times, when we eat an apple, brush our teeth, or do any job at the dentist, we discover small blood spots. This usually has the main cause, poor oral hygiene. When finding this problem continuously, we must go to our specialist to offer us a diagnosis and a possible solution.

Best Cosmetic Dentistry & Implants Guide

These days, people want to have an improved look, especially when they have to visit some interviews, parties, and other social gatherings. In the same case, a little bit more attention will be paid by them to their facial appearance.

How do Invisalign Braces Work?

Among the top orthodontic treatments, Invisalign is a special kind of orthodontic healing that assists to straighten teeth without using metal braces. Today, many people can have the awkward issue of crowded and crooked teeth. For this reason, people consider the braces as a reliable solution.

Medical Mission Trips

Medical missions are trips in which medically trained professionals travel abroad for a specified duration with a particular curative intent. These trips may span from 1 week to a year, depending on the organization.

dental implants

Despite improved dental care, millions of people suffer from tooth loss - mainly due to tooth decay, periodontitis or injuries to the gums. For many years, the only treatment options for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. Dental implants are available today.

dental kit

Good oral health means good overall health too. Keeping your teeth and gums away from bacteria and other nuisance should be a priority for everyone. Remember, poor oral health is often a sign of severe chronic diseases, and it also has a major effect on confidence

Dental care

When you are in a new city, there are many things you may need. Among these, finding the right dentist is also an important task. However, if we experience dental problems, we should not wait for a long time. So, it's always a good idea to think about it first because having a trusted dentist is essential

Assessing Your Risk of Gum Disease

Gum disease or periodontal disease is a prevalent problem worldwide. It is an issue that will affect many people at some point during their lifetime, and without prompt treatment, it can result in tooth loss. But, is it possible for some people to be more at risk of gum disease than others?

Choosing Between a Fixed Bridge and Removable Dentures

If you are one of the many people who has suffered complete tooth loss or are facing tooth loss very shortly, you may have looked toward dental implants as a solution. These days, dental implants are frequently regarded as the gold standard for restoring missing teeth and especially as treatment is quite versatile