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Recent Advancements in Dentistry

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

Recent Advancements in Dentistry

Recent dental advancements help to promote good oral health care for dental patients of all ages by giving dentists quality treatment options. Here is a look at recent dental advancements that improve the quality of dental care today.

Digital X-rays

One of the recent dental advancements that many patients are aware of is the switch from traditional films to digital x-rays. Not only do digital x-rays use less radiation, but they also take less time. Digital x-rays can also be modified somewhat (contrast and brightness) to make it easier to see images.

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Dental Implants

Traditional treatments for missing teeth involved the use of a dental bridge that made use of adjacent teeth, risking their integrity. Today, dentists can replace teeth using an innovative procedure that involves a titanium screw and a false tooth. Dental implants are matched to the patient's existing tooth color, so they blend in with the remaining teeth. The entire process of dental implantation can take up to a full year.


Replacing traditional drilling, air abrasion is one of the newest ways that dentists remove decay from diseased teeth. It is less painful and more precise. Air-abrasion is also used to assist dental professionals in preparing damaged teeth to undergo restorations.


One of the most recent dental advancements is the DIAGNOdent desktop device. It is used to assist dental professionals in identifying the presence of dental decay in the early stages. It can be used to complement a traditional visual exam and x-rays or used alone.

Sedation Dentistry

Designed for difficult procedures as well as for patients who have a strong fear of the dentist, sedation dentistry is becoming more popular. It allows the patient to receive a dental procedure without experiencing any pain.

Laser Therapy

Another recent technological advancement is the ability to use lasers for a variety of purposes. Laser therapy helps to promote quicker healing, mainly because it is less invasive. Lasers are used to treat gum disease, whiten the teeth, cold sores, cavities, and dental decay.

When selecting a dental practice, be sure that they not only have the latest dental technologies, but they have a reputation for quality service and are committed to educating and explaining the different treatment options and technologies available.


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