Top Trending Dental Procedures

by Douglas Liantonio (SU)

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It’s an exciting time in the field of dentistry, with new dental procedures emerging every day. New technology has brought many advancements in the dental field, both medically and cosmetically.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the new and exciting trends that are changing the field of dentistry.

Complete Smile Makeovers

Complete smile makeovers involve combining different cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance the patient’s smile. These treatments can include teeth whitening, teeth straightening, dental implants, veneers, and bonding. 

For example, a patient can come in and get dental implants to replace one or more teeth, get some teeth bonded, and then finish it off with a teeth-whitening treatment. The result: a smile makeover that gives the patient a completely new smile and a new lease on life.

Emotional Simulation 

The latest in computer technology now allows dentists to show patients what they would look like after receiving a certain type of dental treatment. This trend is called emotional dentistry, or emotional simulation, because it helps the patient to feel more comfortable with the idea of receiving the treatment.

 

Simulation even allows patients to try on different smiles and see how they would look with each one before committing to the treatment. Using mockups and digital photos, patients can see pictures of themselves and how they would look – which builds trust between the patient and their dentist.

 

Laser Technology 

Advancements in laser technology allows dentists to treat a wide variety of dental concerns, such as filling cavities, treating tooth sensitivity, and even getting rid of tumors. Laser dentistry is much quicker than traditional procedures and involves less pain for the patient.

Sedation Dentistry

 The one thing that holds many people back from regular dental visits is anticipated fear and anxiety. For this reason, sedation dentistry is a trend that has become extremely popular, even just for regular cleanings.

The most popular method of sedation dentistry is the use of nitrous oxide – also called “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is a gas that a patient breathes in to help them feel calm while in the dentist’s chair.

Whether it is as simple as a cleaning or as complex as a root canal, sedation dentistry has helped people overcome their fear of going to the dentist so they can get the dental care they want and need.

Invisible Aligners

Long gone are the days of needing a mouth full of metal to achieve a beautiful smile. The advancements in invisible aligners such as ClearCorrect allow patients to straighten their teeth, close gaps in between their teeth, correct an overbite or underbite, eliminate jaw pain from biting and chewing issues, and reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay that can be caused by teeth overcrowding.

 

All this can now be achieved without the use of braces. Invisible aligners are removable, so they’re much easier to clean than braces. Because they are practically invisible, most people won’t even realize you’re wearing them.

Family Dentistry in Oregon

It’s amazing what a confidence-booster improving the smile can be for someone. Come visit us at 360 Dental and allow us to show you the newest advancements in dentistry.

Dr. Ari Binder and our entire staff pride ourselves on staying up-to-date on the latest and greatest in dental trends so that we can offer you the best treatment options available. 

If you have any questions, or you would like to schedule an appointment, call us at (541) 689-1645 or use our online appointment request form. We look forward to serving you and giving you a whiter, brighter smile!