When people think of trends in cosmetic dentistry, they only think mainstream. They know about teeth whitening and veneers that actors use to replace tooth gaps. They don’t realize that hundreds of other trends are being used and developed by dentists every day. Look at a few advancements that have improved the face of cosmetic dentistry recently.
More Focus on Cosmetic Treatments
Dentistry in general is focusing more on cosmetic procedures. Dental patients are looking for ways to make their teeth and gums attractive and not just efficient. Today’s dental professionals are focused on developing new technologies that improve existing procedures like crowns, veneers and implants.
The use of 3D technology is being widely used to make dental devices. In one office visit, an orthodontist uses 3D software to make dental impressions of the patient’s teeth for Invisalign. Dental surgeons are using computer-assisted tools to install implants and other prostheses into the jaw.
Improvements in Natural Looks and Materials
Dentists have found more ways to make teeth look and feel more natural. They have expanded the types of materials that they use to include porcelain, composite resin and. Cosmetic dentists have turned into artists who use 3D technology to restore damaged teeth and improve the overall appearance. A few decades ago, most dental patients had to wear wired metal braces; today, they can wear clear, more natural-looking aligners.
Same Day Treatments
People are seeing the prevalence of same-day treatments in many cosmetic dentists’ offices. This is the result of advanced dental technology. The All-on-4 implant procedure takes 2-3 hours to install a new set of permanent teeth into the jaw. In one office visit, patients have their dentures or implants rebuilt to be strong and long lasting.
The different materials and techniques in cosmetic dentistry have improved dramatically over the years. From porcelain to composite, the materials are more natural looking and conforming to the patient’s own teeth. New trends like SoftPulse Technology are using machines in the area of teeth straightening. As a dental patient, continue to look for more innovations that are shaping the industry.