Modern dentistry is first a “science,” then a “technology,” and finally, it is an “art form” that requires special training and skill development. Modern dentistry involves medical science and medical procedures, and both are focused on the prevention and treatment of our dental parts, including our mouth, gums, and teeth. Today’s modern dental practices offer both routine and comprehensive dentistry procedures. Using the latest technological advancements, modern dental practices jumped light years in the proper dental hygiene, cavity detection, treatment of diseased teeth and gums, and others
Modern Dentistry Provides the Following Types of Dental Care Services
Dental Hygiene: Periodic dental checkups with the dental hygienist is the foundation to good oral health. Dental hygienists are the first line of defense as they provide deep cleaning and other types of preventative care. The more your dental hygienist can have access to your teeth and gums the earlier he/she can discover the early signs of trouble which saves you time, money, and a lot of avoidable pain and discomfort.
Fillings: Modern dentists still perform tooth repairs, only now they are armed with the latest filling materials. The new filling materials are safer, and they have a variety of colors to make a perfect match with your teeth. Today’s fillings last longer too! Most importantly, today’s fillings are better at preventing the spread of infection. When a tooth that is damaged by decay, fracture, or improper wear is filled properly, the healthy surrounding teeth are given a dose of protection too.
Dental Crowns: Crowns are dental devices designed to restore a tooth (or teeth) after damage or removal. A crown is made to replace damaged teeth. The remarkable thing about modern dentistry is that today’s crowns perfectly match the shape, size, and strength of the teeth they are replacing.
Emergency Dentistry: Many modern dental practices provide an elevated emergency dental service to avoid unnecessary delays in treatment when emergency dental issues arise.
Root Canals: Whenever a tooth is severely damaged or decayed to the point where the tooth must be saved, modern dentists provide endodontic treatment, which is also known as a “root canal.” The good news about modern dentistry is that dentists can now save teeth that could not be saved years ago, and there is less invasive treatment and better pain management options.
Teeth Whitening: Whitening your teeth through a dentist will improve the brightness of your natural teeth. We recommend that you only whiten your teeth through your dentist or dental hygienist.
Oral Surgery: Need your wisdom teeth taken out? While the removal of wisdom teeth is the most well-known type of oral surgery, there are other types of oral surgery performed by your modern dentist.
Orthodontic Services: Braces, an orthodontic device applied to your teeth in order to straighten teeth or correct bad bites.