At The Carrollton Dentist, we use the latest proven dental technology to provide our patients with quality dentistry. In addition, we keep up-to-date on research that is propelling the industry forward.
Here are some of the exciting dental technologies currently being studied and tested:
Fill and Heal: Bioactive Glass
A new type of filling created from ‘bioactive glass’ has been shown to lengthen the life of fillings by reducing secondary decay and replacing lost minerals.
“Bioactive glass, which is a type of crushed glass that is able to interact with the body, has been used in some types of bone healing for decades. This type of glass is only beginning to see use in dentistry, and our research shows it may be very promising for tooth fillings.” Jamie Kruzic, professor of advanced structural and biomaterials at the Oregon State University College of Engineering
Stem cell regenerative medicine is poised to provide a plethora of exciting discoveries in dentistry.
A research team from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University is applying stem cell technology to dentistry with the development of stem-cell based biomaterials that regenerate tooth dentin.2 The objective is to use them in fillings and root canals to save and regenerate tooth structure. The research is in its early stages, but this technology could one day help preserve millions of smiles for people worldwide.
3D printing is already being used in some dental offices to construct aligners, retainers, drilling guides for implant placement, and extremely accurate models for restorations. As the printers become faster and less pricey, you will be seeing them in more Texas dental offices.
Technology has its place, but experience, proficiency, and a warm and attentive chairside manner are just as crucial. The passionate team at The Carrollton Dentist invites you to welcome the difference. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call today to make an appointment.
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