What’s New in Dental Technology?
Dental technology is continuously moving forward, and it seems like new equipment and methods are being developed every day. The days of nervously sitting in a dentist chair are long past, and today’s dental clinics provide a personalised and comfortable experience with an amazing range of modern dental technology at their fingertips.
Here are some the new technologies you can expect to see during future visits to the dentist.
The risk of exposure to radiation from X-rays is now greatly reduced with the almost instant results of digital X-rays. Images are taken and uploaded to the computer for fast, accurate assessment. Nothing gets missed with the ability to zoom in on the area of concern for precise diagnosis and treatment.
Computer-aided design, or CAM, and computer-aided manufacture, CAD, is now available for virtual restorations and tooth replacements. An image is taken of the missing teeth and any adjacent teeth, and the computer software creates a virtual tooth, or missing portion of it, to perfectly match the rest of your teeth. The data is then used to make the restoration so it is undetectable, and no one but you will ever know the difference.
The new intra-oral camera is used to access and create images of hard-to-reach places in your mouth. Now every area of your teeth and gums can be illuminated and checked for problems, with instant imaging available to show you any issues we find.
The Dental Wand
Many patients are fearful of their dentist because they associate them with pain. The dental wand is a pain-free anaesthetic injection that allows your dentist to control the flow of anaesthesia for the most comfortable experience.
Custom Smile Design
Combining digital photography with video, we can custom-design your new smile so you can see what you’ll look like before we start any treatment. This gives us the ability to tweak any areas you may not like and provide a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
With the latest in teeth whitening treatments, there’s no longer any need to be embarrassed about stained and discoloured teeth. Our fast and safe cleaning and whitening treatments will restore your teeth and your confidence.
If you have just a few missing teeth or one or two that are beyond restoration, then new dental implant technology could be just what you need. Dental implants are permanent natural-looking teeth with full function, and new developments have made them easier and more affordable than ever.
Family Dentist – West Auckland
At Titirangi Dental, we provide caring, professional dental services for the whole family using the latest in dental equipment and technology. We’re dedicated to helping you maintain and improve your smile with a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry.