Dentistry sure isn’t what it used to be… and we mean that in a good way!
Advances in modern dentistry have made your average dental appointment an entirely different experience than it was years ago. Thanks to our cutting-edge technology here at Bayou Dental Group, we can give patients the high-quality care they deserve and a more efficient, comfortable experience.
Today’s blog is all about the changes in modern dentistry and how you’re the one who benefits!
Comfortable Teeth Cleanings
Then: In the past, dental hygienists could only rely on metal tools to pick and scrape debris from those hard to reach places between your teeth and around the gumline. This would’ve made a dental checkup pretty uncomfortable for anyone with sensitive teeth or for patients more prone to plaque and tartar buildup.
Now: In our Monroe dental office, we use ultrasonic cleaning that combines sound waves and water to power through the debris in a much more comfortable way than it used to be! This modernized cleaning method have made your dental checkups a more pleasant experience.
Then: Traditional x-ray machines from years past not only give off harmful radiation, but the images were shown on actual film. This meant less space to move comfortably in standard dental offices because of all the storage space needed to house patient records.
Now: One of the ways Dr. Finley can track your oral health over time is with digital dental x-rays about once a year. This has been a real game changer in the field of dentistry because the sharper images allow for more accurate diagnosis of dental problems.
They’re also safer because they use about 90% less radiation. On top of that, your digital images don’t take up any valuable office space. That means more room for comfortable dental chairs!
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
Then: Years ago, if you suffered a broken or damaged tooth and needed a dental crown, you’d have to wear a temporary crown for days or weeks while you waited for your permanent crown to be made. This meant multiple visits, potential discomfort with your temporary crown, and probably walking around with a restoration that didn’t quite match the rest of your teeth very well.
Now: One of the most convenient advances in modern dentistry is thanks to CEREC same-day technology. You benefit because your permanent dental crown is custom-made while you’re right there in the dental chair! No more uncomfortable temporary restorations. No more waiting. And no more unnecessary, inconvenient appointments.
Tooth Replacement Options
Adult tooth loss is something we never want to happen to our patients. It not only compromises your facial structure and your smile, it can have devastating effects on your health and quality of life.
For many years, people who suffered tooth loss could at least rely on dentures and bridges. For all the advances in material and design, the limitations of these options have persisted. Until now.
Then: One of the problems with only being able to use dentures or bridges is that even if your smile looks complete, they only replace the parts of teeth that you can see. This may be fine to an extent, but neither offers a way to keep your jawbone fully engaged and healthy.
Now: Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement. That’s because implants are used with dentures or dental restorations so that both your root and crown are replaced. This preserves your quality of life because the implants provide unmatched strength and stability. You can continue eating the foods you love,laugh, and speak freely without worrying about shifting false teeth.
Visit Our Updated Dental Office In Monroe, LA!
Our team at Bayou Dental Group is dedicated to giving you a positive dental experience and personalized, high-quality care. That’s why we chose to renovate our Monroe dental office to accommodate the latest in modern technology and comfortable amenities.