There’s no doubt about it: in the last millennium, the field of dentistry has come a long way. Way back when if you were suffering from an infected tooth, your only hope was that a handyman or barber would (painfully) extract it. Thankfully, we’ve made leaps and bounds since then!
Here are some incredible dental advancements that you might take for granted:
Sedation & Anesthesia
Thanks to modern science, you can undergo a dental procedure with no fear or pain at all. Whether you’re awake but calmed with nitrous oxide, or completely knocked out with general anesthesia, your appointment will fly by and you will remain cool, calm and collected.
While regular X-rays were an impressive feat by themselves, they have now been surpassed by digital X-rays. These images can be viewed instantly, and give your dentist a much better picture of your mouth and dental health. Digital X-rays can also be transferred quickly and easily in case you move away.
For those of us who want straight teeth, traditional braces are not always an appealing option. For one thing, they proclaim to the world that we’re wearing braces! When Invisalign came onto the scene, it was a game-changer. Invisalign straightens teeth without the unsightly wires of traditional braces. Instead, it uses clear aligners which are switched out periodically to shift teeth into the desired position.
Thanks to recent advancements, there are so many different options for whitening your teeth. From whitening via lights to in-office trays to at-home whitening strips, advancements in tooth whitening have completely revolutionized cosmetic dentistry.
Dental implants are an amazing new way to get a beautiful, permanent smile. Instead of having your options limited to a bridge or dentures, a dental implant is a titanium post that takes the place of a tooth, and is then covered with a natural-looking crown that is durable and inconspicuous.
If you think it’s time to give yourself the smile you’ve always wanted, contact Green Tree Dental today!