As advancements in dentistry and technology continuously progress, it’s important to find a dental practice that is committed to keeping abreast of the latest dental procedures, equipment and techniques. The future of dentistry is ever changing and the differences are making it easier than ever to be a dental patient.
In the past handful of years, certain procedures and options have become available for dental patients that are quickly becoming the new norm in the future of dentistry. Dental phobia is a real condition and many patients suffer from some level of fear of the dentist. If you have or one of your family members have anxiety or uneasiness about going to the dentist, ask your dentist if the offer sedation dentistry. The use of nitrous oxide is not necessarily a new or futuristic offering in dentistry, but the amount of dental practices who offer this as an option is increasing. If your dental practice cares about the comfort of their patients, find a practice that offers sedation dentistry.
When it comes to dental X-rays, digital dental X-rays are definitely the way of the future. These environmentally friendly digital images emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays. Digital X-rays allow your dentist to instantaneously view accurate digital images of your oral cavity and teeth. Your entire dental X-ray history can be seen on a monitor with a click of a mouse. Your digital files can easily be stored or shared with a specialist if needed.
The advances in cosmetic dentistry are making the future bright for troubled smiles. From composite, metal free fillings, to veneers, onlays and inlays, even Invisalign invisible braces are allowing more patients to achieve beautiful natural looking smiles than ever before. When your smile just isn’t as bright or white as it used to be, ask your dentist about professional teeth whitening. Your dentist can safely and effectively brighten your teeth to improve the look of your smile.
Oral health is of course the most important aspect of your dental care and now future friendly dental practices are offering oral cancer screenings that can detect the earliest signs of trouble in your mouth. The future is bright when it comes to dentistry, be sure to find a dentist that is investing in your oral health by staying abreast of the latest and greatest dental advances.