When many of us find a dentist we like, we generally stick with them for as long as we can. Dentists can often have the same attitude. When a dentist finds methods and treatments they like, some can fail to evolve with technological advances. After all, why fix what isn’t broken? Well, there are many reasons why dentists should move with the times and adopt new dental technologies. Dr. Michael Stern believes in keeping up to date with modern dental technology. He has equipped Smile Brighter in Willoughby Hills, OH, with the latest in cutting edge dental technology.
Why is technology in dentistry important?
You may ask yourself why, if certain dated methods and procedures have always worked, then why change? To answer that question, let’s look at one of the most important advances that have occurred in dental technology. Laser dentistry allows for procedures to be performed quicker and with less pain while providing a healing experience that is vastly accelerated. Lasers can be utilized in fillings, gum re-contouring, or periodontal treatment. Lasers are just technological advancements that dentists have adopted over the years. Other technologies that have been utilized include digital smile design. This technology allows dentists to provide a look into the future by showing patients what their smile will look like post-treatment.
Technology at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills
Dr. Stern is a staunch supporter of utilizing new technologies to make the dental experience a safer, comfortable, and more convenient experience for each patient that walks through his doors. Technologies utilized by Dr. Stern include:
- DEXIS CariVu – a digital imaging system utilizing low-radiation x-rays to detect and diagnose cavities and cracked teeth
- DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection – a system that utilizes lasers to identify cavities. A great alternative to x-ray imaging that allows detection of hard to find cavities
- Air Abrasion No Drilling Fillings – a technology that has replaced the need for drilling, which delivers a stream of microscopic particles to painlessly remove portions of the damaged tooth. This is great for patients with dental anxiety as it removes the need for injections and the noise of a drill which can scare patients.
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