Thankfully, innovators are constantly engaged in improving dental tools and procedures to make sure that, when it comes to a visit to your dentist, every appointment is better than the last.
Here are 5 innovations in dentistry that you should be aware of:
1. Precise Implants Capture (PIC)
Back in the day, the biggest challenge in implant rehabilitation was to have an accurate impression of implants, especially if there were quite a few implants at different angles.
Neither CAD cams nor other conventional methods guarantee that the master model will match the patient's implants. If they didn't match, the prosthesis might not fit the patient's implants resulting in the failure of treatment and redoing things from scratch.
Not anymore though, thanks to Precise Implants Capture technology, which guarantees a 99.9% effectiveness rate.
2. Intraoral camera
A device that looks like an electric toothbrush, an intraoral camera can be inserted into your oral cavity, enabling the dentist to show you what's exactly going on with your teeth. This includes serious dental problems as well as the minor ones, which, if left untreated, might turn serious.
Now you don't just have to blindly believe what the dentist says. You can actually see the condition of your teeth on a large screen in high definition. Then, the dentist can explain exactly what's wrong and what treatment is required to fix it.
Intraoral cameras can also assist you in getting your insurance claim approved. An x-ray might not capture the details of your dental condition, but an intraoral camera can.
3. Dental Implants
Dental implants help you with permanent tooth restoration and offer long-term relief - often for the rest of your life.
The procedure starts with fixing a dental post into the gum and jaw tissue. This is the place where the missing tooth’s root used to be.
Over the next few months, the dental post will bond with the surrounding tissue on a permanent basis.
Then, it’s finally time to attach the replacement - a dental crown, that looks similar to the tooth that you lost.
Some dentists, like North Shore Oral, offer a fixed new set of provisional teeth right on the day of your surgery, so you don’t have to wait for months.
That’s dental implants in a nutshell.
4. Implant Retained Dentures
Unlike conventional dentures, Implant Retained Dentures are a more reliable teeth replacement solution without the need for cream or messy dental adhesives to stay in place.
This is how it works: Two or four implants are inserted in the lower arch and four implants in the upper arch. This helps your dentures to be clipped on and off.
Which means you can comfortably sneeze without worrying about your dentures flying into another room (or worse - someone's face!). Not only this - Implant Retained Dentures also give you the flexibility to eat the foods that you always loved.
Convenience, comfort, and confidence - you can have it all with this upgraded and innovative version of traditional dentures.
5. Zygoma Implants - Full Teeth Replacement
Zygoma implants are a graftless solution for full teeth replacement, perfect for people who may not have enough bone mass. With this treatment, you’ll avoid the need for a bone graft.
Graftless treatment: Zygoma implants are anchored in the zygomatic bone, avoiding complex bone-grafting procedures.
Long-lasting: The average success rate of Zygoma implants is well above 95%.
Specialist care: There are only a few surgeons in the country who perform zygoma implant procedure, NSOMS being one of them.
North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (NSOMS) are one of the leading practices in Australasia, offering a full range of dental implants.
Want to learn more about dental implants? Request an appointment now to see how we can help.