Modern dentistry has advanced since its ancient origins. But its cosmetic branches still rely on procedures that only saw little development. Sure, the materials have changed. But the way they're applied can definitely use some upgrades. Here are some ways biomimetic dentistry can improve traditional dental procedures.
A root canal is a dental treatment that is used to repair damaged teeth without removing them. When a tooth becomes decayed or severely damaged, the soft inner tissue can become infected or inflamed. This can occur due to different reasons including a deep cavity, broken, cracked, or injured tooth, or multiple dental procedures.
How do dentists fix a tooth that is damaged beyond what a dental filling can support? A tooth that has sustained large damages either due to cavities or fractures, is commonly fixed by protecting the tooth with a crown.
It is common for dentists to use operating microscopes when performing dental procedures. These magnifiers enhance the quality and outcome of surgical work. They also create a more physically comfortable space for both the dentist and the nurse when operating.
If you would like to improve your teeth function or the appearance of your smile, you can get help. As you research your options towards this goal, two terms will pop up regularly: full-mouth reconstruction and smile makeover. Both terms describe different treatment procedures that are used to fix different dental issues. Knowing exactly what you need will help you to choose the right procedure for you.
For many people who have healthy wisdom teeth positioned correctly that have fully erupted, removal may no longer be necessary. But for others whose third and final molars don’t grow properly, pulling them will likely be the best course of action to avoid pain and other dental problems. Has your dentist recommended getting wisdom teeth extracted? Here’s what to expect from wisdom teeth removal.
If your jaws hurt when they move or experience a popping or clicking sound, it could be a sign that you are suffering from a TMJ disorder. Causes of jaw tightness and misalignment are not known. However, there are a few factors that are believed to be responsible for TMJ disorders. These disorders include arthritis, muscle disease, and trauma to the jaw or face, in addition to wrong or poor jaw posture and teeth grinding due to stress.
Deroofing a type IV (AKA IK type) non-coalesced fissure tract in deep dentin with Airborne Particle Abrasion.
Ever wondered what it’s like to see dentistry performed through the lens of a surgical operating microscope? In this 24 post series, I demonstrate the entire process of performing an Onlay (partial crown) on Molar Tooth No 3.