What Are Some of the Technologies That Can Be Used in Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry in Birmingham, MI, describes a group of procedures done to repair damaged or decayed teeth. Some of them are also considered cosmetic procedures.

What Are One-Day Crowns?

One-Day crowns are those made through CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics).

Traditional crowns require at least two dental appointments, for the dentist has to have the crown custom-made by a dental lab. CEREC, by contrast, is a technology that enables the dentist to make the crown in their office while the patient waits. CEREC includes a camera, a computer, and a milling machine. It will take a 3D image of the patient’s tooth, design the crown, and then make it.

What Is an Occlusal Guard?

An occlusal guard, which is also called a bruxism guard or night guard, is a type of mouth guard designed for patients with bruxism, a condition in which they subconsciously grind their teeth at night. The occlusal guard, which is generally made of tough clear plastic, fits snugly over the patient’s teeth and protects them from damage.

What Is Water Lase?

Water Lase is a technology that combines a water spray with a laser beam, and the water reduces the laser’s heat. The dentist can use Water Lase instead of a drill in many procedures. Unlike a drill, Water Lase does not cause uncomfortable pressure or vibrations, so the patient is less likely to need an anesthetic. Water Lase comes with disposable and single-use tips, so there is less risk of infection.

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