With the advent of new dental technology, modern dentistry is becoming more of an art than a science
. When dentists sculpt teeth from putty that turns to stone in ultraviolet light, they become artists with real technique. Fuel Ghoul describes how urban dentists have become more like high tech beauticians
that work from the mouth outwards to both heal and beautify the rest of the body. The dental clinic is morphing into a new age health spa that uses digital x-rays, high technology orthodontics and special lasers to promote wellness and the healthy beauty that radiates from a perfect white smile. Below is Conerstone Dental at 2500 Applebee Line, home of Burlington dentist
Dr Anil Ralhan who even calls his facility a ‘medi-spa’ which is short for medical spa, and that’s exactly what I’m talking about – below is the changing face of dentistry in a snapshot.
The most interesting thing about urban dentists is that in order to remain competitive they need to equip their offices with the latest most comfortable and in many cases, the most expensive medical equipment in the marketplace. That’s because patients communicate with each other, and share personal information about their dentists and when they step into a high tech dental office they’re usually impressed and feel special; They’re actually proud of their relationship with the practitioner and willing to suffer much more pain and discomfort!
Having state of the art technology that makes dental visits more comfortable is mandatory today and dentists without such tech get bad reviews in Yelp. Consequently the scientific instrumentation inside a modern dentist’s office is getting smarter, smaller, and is designed to makes patients more comfortable in what used to be a modern torture chamber.
Kristal is a top rated dentist in Oakville who works alongside Dr Anil Ralhan at the Oak Park Dental Clinic on 6th Line. On the wall behind her head you can see the latest in digital X-rays on flat screen instead of cellophane sheets – this is new tech too.
Laser Dental Treatment
Laser have been around since 1995 but they are just getting spectacular now! Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling and different models. The are used to “cure” or harden a filling. Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures.
They are great for biopsy or lesion removal. Lasers can be used to take biopsies, small pieces of tissue that can be examined for cancer. Some dentists even have special laser guns tricked out to use lasers to remove lesions in the mouth, and relieve the pain of canker sores.
Another breed of these devices are teeth whitening lasers, which are used to speed up in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is ”activated” by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process. Laser dental technology may is usually gentler on teeth and gums, therefore an anesthetic is often not required..
Recent technological leaps forward in orthodontics make braces less visible and less painful too.
New high tech invisible braces offer an unprecedented level of comfort, convenience and confidence that has truly transformed the once psychologically traumatic childhood event of needing and wearing metal braces into something a lot more cool or well certainly less obtrusive. Having train tracks on their teeth often makes young adults feel shy and unwilling to speak in public and show off their mouth – it can be a personality altering event. New high tech orthodontics offer exceptional results without the discomfort or embarrassment of traditional metal braces, for about the same cost.
To the right is Dr Anil Ralhan holding Invisalign® braces as he explains the differences and stresses the improvements in this field. I put this picture of Dr Anil Ralhan Oakville dentist on Zoomers magazine because this technology is available to people of all ages and its never too late in life to upgrade your smile. Invisalign® takes a remarkably modern approach to straightening teeth by using a custom-made series of aligners that are individually customized by a certified dental practitioner for each patient’s mouth. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that people wear over their crooked teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift misaligned teeth back into place or into positions charted out by the dentist or orthodontist. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Patients just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until their treatment is complete. This is how kids today can get great smiles without shame and little to no interference in their daily lives. The best part about the whole process is that people have to really look carefully to see them and so there is no shame or embarrassment.
Lip injections are no longer exclusive to Hollywood. There are many dentists in Canada who offer the service. The Eligible magazine article Get Your Sexy Mouth On for Summer lists the many different options available for fashion models when they visit the dentist to work on their faces. Arob12’s Canada blog went even deeper in this idea and showed off more pictures of Katie Lister’s trip to the dentist in Oakville wherein she was amazed at the many high tech options available to beauty queens.. Free Ads Planet has even more shots of Katie with Oakville dentist getting the full briefing.
The Mouth and Overall Health and High Technology Gadgets
Gum disease and tooth decay are still the most common infections in Canada and these maladies put Canadians at higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, lung infections, osteoporosis and preterm births. Unchecked infection in teeth and gums can be dangerous, even life-threatening, because the mouth is situated so close to the brain, lungs and heart, while jaw problems can lead to chronic poor sleep. But as the New Hive Mashup of Katie Lister at Oakville Dentist
illustrates how solving dental pain and filling cavities come second to getting beautiful white teeth and healthy skin and lips.
Stopping tooth decay before it happens.
A decade ago, most dentists opened each patient’s mouth and went poking around with a spike and a little mirror on a hunt for cavities, and of course they drilled and filled everything they found. That’s changing today as dentists can detect the earliest signs of decay using a super technology DIAGNOdent, which is a pen-like instrument that shines a tiny laser beam over a tooth’s surface and detects the differences in reflected light between healthy and decaying enamel.
And CT-scan-like technology called optical coherence tomography, now at prototype stage, can be used to create a holographic image of the entire mouth on a computer screen. Telltale tiny white dots on teeth signal microscopic pits in the enamel, which could be sealed or treated to prevent cavities and restore healthy natural teeth.
Teeth can be made on site in many new age dental offices today – patients no longer have to wear false crowns as they wait for the real things to be delivered from the lab. To facilitate this advanced dentistry, a unique stone powder is mixed with water in a vacuum mixer. The mixture is slowly poured into the impression whilst holding the tray on a vibrating table to prevent air bubbles being trapped. Air bubbles can ruin the resulting stone cast.
Some of the stone mixture is poured onto the white base plate, to try and prevent air bubbles being trapped around the pegs. The mixture is set and baked and birthed in three ore procedures, After the new crown appears it is fitted and polished in under an hour and can be used to restore the shape, appearance and function of the missing tooth an hour after that. You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling in a tooth or a broken tooth.
A crown, also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discolored or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth.Behold the brave new age of modern dentistry and the miracles on the horizon for tomorrow.