Advancements in Dental Technology
When was the last time you stopped to smell the roses? Or more specifically, when was the last time you stopped to reflect on all of the advancements that we have seen around the globe in recent decades? If you are like many adults, you’ve probably thought about it at the surface level, but not in any depth. After all, you are likely utilizing many of these modern improvements in your daily life.
Whether you recently upgraded to the latest iPhone or Samsung device, drive a Tesla, or even use a robot vacuum, it seems we are immersed in all that is the latest and greatest. But did you know that dental technology is keeping up with the times too? That’s right—the dentist of the future is here!
Dental technology? Tell me more!
As we know, science, medicine, and technology continue to evolve rapidly, and dentists across the globe want to use the best iterations that have been tested for reliability, safety, and long-term success. For these reasons, dental instruments and standards are ever-evolving. The history of dentistry is full of improvements, and the pedal is still to the metal today. Think of the fully reclining dental chair that didn’t get introduced until 1958. Some of our older patients may remember how they used to have to sit up at the dentist’s. What about tooth-colored materials for use in crowns or the use of a laser to treat dental decay?
Dentists stay proactive with continuing education courses, too, all to ensure that they are offering the latest and greatest in comfort and pain-free dentistry. So what is some of the dental technology that dentists use today?
Dental patients have complained for eons of how loud dental treatments are. Those noisy drills were necessary in the past to remove dental decay before placing any fillings. But with the advent of air abrasion, the new experience at Staley Dental is one that is quiet, heat-free, and minimally invasive. Think of air abrasion as something similar to sandblasting. Tiny particles gently blast away decayed areas, then your dentist places a filling to restore the previously compromised tooth structure.
CEREC One-Visit Crowns
Despite all the technological advancements, we never have enough free time to fulfill our wants and needs. And though one can make an argument for prioritization, it sure is a breath of fresh air when some of the things we need to do take less time than they used to. Enter CEREC one-visit crowns. Back in the day, you would need multiple appointments to get fitted for a dental crown. But now, all thanks to modern dental technology, you can get a crown fitted and placed all in a single visit. CEREC crowns provide a host of additional benefits too. See the cool advantages of CEREC and how this modern dental technology can help restore your smile.
- Teeth need no temporary restorations.
- It only uses high-quality ceramics.
- The procedure itself is minimally invasive.
- The treatment is more comfortable.
- CEREC one-visit crowns are cost-effective.
- More of your natural tooth is preserved.
- CEREC is biocompatible.
- Your new CEREC crown may last for over 10 years based on recent research.
- And did we mention you can get your new crown in just one visit?
Zoom Teeth Whitening
We all dream of a whiter smile, and let’s face it: Those over-the-counter teeth-whitening products don’t seem to work well. So what if you could experience a smile that is 8 (or more!) shades whiter in just one professional whitening treatment? It’s true; with the Zoom Chairside Whitening System, your teeth can get whiter and brighter in just one sitting. Zoom is a bleaching process that lightens the dentin and enamel of the teeth. And when you get your teeth professionally whitened at Staley Dental, you can anticipate experiencing these benefits compared to other tooth whitening alternatives.
- Zoom treats your entire smile at the same time.
- You can get in and out of the office in just a couple of hours.
- Your whitening results will last for 12 to 24 months.
- This chairside whitening system results in less sensitivity than other treatments.
- The treatment is safe and conducted by an experienced dental professional.
If you or someone you love experiences dental anxiety, then the concept of sedation dentistry may come as a considerable sense of relief and hope. Dental sedation is an excellent option for children (and adults too) and helps reduce a patient’s anxiety and discomfort at the dentist. The sedation allows the patient to feel sleepy and less active, but this feeling will quickly disappear after the dental procedure is completed. Dental sedation has been quite the game changer for those who have a fear of the dentist, making it much easier for anxious patients to get relief from a broken tooth or other type of toothache. And if you are looking for the best dentist in Boise, Idaho, who is experienced with sedation dentistry for children, look no further—you’ve come to the right place.
Experience modern technology for yourself at Staley Dental.
Are you intrigued about the advances in modern dental technology? We are, too, and we would love to show you in person how this technology can create a better experience for you when in the dental chair. So if you are looking for a dentist in Boise, Idaho, and are due for a dental cleaning and oral evaluation, now is the time to request an appointment at Staley Dental. We can’t wait to see you. After all, we are the dentist of the future.