When it comes to dentistry, we have a lot to be thankful for. It was just a generation ago that people expected to lose all their teeth and have dentures. Keeping teeth for a lifetime was considered rare.
In the last few decades there have been several dental advances that changed the landscape of what dental care looked like. They have been around long enough now to be backed by years of proven success and be commonly used.
Here are 3 of our favorites:
Dental Implants: In today’s world you can lose a tooth and then get it back. Implants do not require dental work on adjacent teeth, have a high success rate, and can in most cases can last your lifetime. They look, feel, and chew just like your natural tooth.
Implants can be used to replace one tooth, several, or even to support dentures that replace all of your teeth. In the early days of dental implants they felt like miracles, but now they are one of our go to treatments.
Digital X-rays: In the past many patients were concerned about x-ray radiation exposure and we had to be careful with patients who were pregnant or had a lot of medical x-rays in the past. These x-rays also required chemicals and time to be developed resulting in hazardous waste and patients waiting for their results.
With digital x-rays we do not have these concerns. They are a healthier option for both you and the environment. We can see the results quickly, magnify them to check small areas, and share them easily with you.
Dental Sealants: It used to be that kids and cavities went hand in hand. Almost every child we saw was getting them and some had a lot. This meant having to treat young teeth, more expenses for parents, and sometimes the treatment felt scary to the children causing a lifetime pattern of stress or avoiding dental care.
Sealants are a very simple and easy solution. We simply add a tooth colored material to the areas where cavities usual start. There is no anesthetic needed and the sealant material can prevent cavities for years. Thanks to dental sealants the number of cavities in children has dropped dramatically.
We have other advances in dental care that include materials, techniques, and new services we can offer for both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Scientists are also working on ways to use stem cells to grow new teeth or enamel that would revolutionize how we take care of your smile.
We look forward to new developments in the field of dentistry and will adopt them when they have proven their value and longevity. Our goal is to always bring you the best dental care possible.
KN Dentistry Orange CA (714) 633-2562