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What’s New in 2021

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Wondering what the coming year has in store for dental care? You may be surprised by the amazing technology that continues to innovate the field of dentistry. The new year puts the focus on technology and implements the many ways that it can make dental procedures more comfortable and less time-consuming. Talk to your dental provider to learn more about any of these trends- and to discuss whether you are a candidate. Consider these new 2021 Dental Technologies: Robotics When you…

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Why Is It Important to Treat and Restore Soft Gum Tissue?

Why Is It Important to Treat and Restore Soft Gum Tissue?

By Dental Technology, Dental Visit, Oral Health

If your dentist or periodontist has recently told you that you need to have a soft tissue graft to restore your delicate gum tissue, do not panic.  The gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession. Gum recession is when the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from the tooth, exposing the tooth and the tooth’s root. A soft tissue graft is done by taking gum tissue from one part of the…

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Frequently Used Dental Implant Terms

Guide to Dental Implant Terms Frequently Used by Your Dentist

By Dental Technology, Dental Visit

To help you better understand what to expect when you need a dental implant procedure, here is a guide to help you decode the language your dentist uses to describe your upcoming procedure: Abutment: The abutment is a connector the dentist will attach to the top of your dental implant to serve as a replacement tooth, crown or bridge, and keep the implant firmly in place. Abutment Teeth: These are the teeth that support the bridge or partial denture. Ceramic:…

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What is Laser Dentistry?

What is Laser Dentistry?

By Dental Technology, Dental Visit

Most people do not realize that lasers are used by dentists to treat gum disease, cavity treatment and other oral health care issues. Lasers are an innovative type of dental care and are extremely focused light beams used to alter or remove tissue in small increments. Dentists use lasers for a variety of procedures including removal of overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, or whiten teeth. Most dentists use lasers to successfully treat: canker sores or cold sores root canal…

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