Dentistry has come a long way since teeth were pulled without any anesthesia and toothbrushes were made from hog hair. Read on for some information about how your dentist uses the latest dental technology to help you have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile!
Technology for excellent dentistry
Bite impressions are used so that the dentist can check the health of your teeth beneath the surface. Nowadays, the latest in scanning technology is used to take bite impressions that are accurate and high quality, so that your dentist can see exactly what problems you have within your teeth and gums. Another type of scanning machine – which has the added advantage of less radiation than old x-ray machines – helps your dentist to see within the tooth and jaw easily for creating a treatment plan for dental implants.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a painful problem, and one that is becoming more and more common. Your dentist can now perform a computerized TMJ analysis to help him or her determine exactly where your jaw problems are, how your jaw moves, and what muscles and joints are dysfunctioning. Treating TMJ can be complex because of all the moving parts – using this new technology can help to precisely target and treat your problem.
Technology for cosmetic dentistry
Reshaping your gum tissue for a less “gummy” smile is easy, thanks to laser technology. Lasers are also used to quickly remove small lesions – most patients would agree this is much better than using a scalpel. Among the other new technology for cosmetic dentistry is a new bonding technique to help teeth that are damaged. It improves upon the old methods to help give your teeth a natural color and a beautiful, restored look.
These are just a few of the ways that the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry is using technology to make your visit more comfortable and more effective for your needs. You may be surprised at what new technology your dentist has at his or her disposal and what it can do! Call the office in Houston, Texas today to make an appointment, at (713) 668-2289!