June 16, 2016
Dental technology has come a long way. When dentists first starting practicing, the only solution was to pull teeth that were bothering people. We’ve come a long way, and are now able to use technology to help us diagnose and treat certain conditions in your mouth before they get to a place where we have to pull a tooth.
3-D computer technology allows us to do things like digitally map your mouth. This leads to braces that fit properly and custom mouth pieces. We can store a digital copy of your mouth from each scan to keep track of how your mouth is progressing, leading to better dental care in the long run. Crowns can be fitted to the exact topography of your tooth, leading to a better fit and a better solution for your mouth.
We now have better materials to be used in dentistry. Previously, molds were taken of your teeth in order to fit you with a crown or other filling. This led to inaccuracies and wasted materials and money. Now, digital dentistry allows for more accurate fillings and molds, which means less materials are being wasted, and we can use the good stuff without worry.
It is easier to see inside of your mouth with digital technology, which means that we have a better chance of diagnosis and finding out what is actually happening. Digital x-rays allow us to take better photos, and more of them because we don’t have to develop the film. It also allows us to see what is going on faster, leading to quicker appointment times. We can see what the outcome will be, and help you to get to a solution quickly and efficiently.
At Hidden Smiles, we use digital dentistry to help you get the smile you are looking for. Call us to schedule an evaluation and we can tell you how we would proceed. A straighter, whiter smile can give you more confidence and get you on the way to a better life. Don’t wait, call us today!