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Nanotechnology is the science and technology of creating nanoparticles and of manufacturing machines which have sizes within the range of .1 to 100 nanometres. It will have its greater impact in dentistry ; Nanodentistry which will help in precise anesthesia, quicker orthodontics likely in a single visit, tooth replacement in a single visit, construction of materials for replacement of teeth that will be similar in color and appearance to natural teeth but more long lasting, destruction and easy removal of bacteria causing tooth decay. Although this technology will greatly improve dental care, it is expected that a time span of two decades is still needed.
It is a series of customized(every patient specific) removable teeth aligners that is used by the dental specialist as an alternative to the most common & traditional metal brackets or braces for the correction of irregular and mal-aligned teeth.
Stands for computer aided design/ computer aided manufacturing in dentistry is an area with in dentistry by utilizing CAD /CAM technologies to produce different type of dental restorations including crowns, veneers, bridges, inlays, onlays as well as orthodontic appliances and dental implants.
The usage of CAD/CAM started around the mid 80s
The CAD/CAM is normally used by the dental laboratories to make accurate and as natural/real looking restorations to achieve the best possible results and satisfaction.
Pain free needles
The pain free dental needle called WAND, which electronically controls the anesthesia flow while maintaining the flow pressure and volume since it is the flow of the anesthesia into tissues that causes pain rather then the needle itself and has the advantages of
a. Less discomfort.
b. Good use in children dentistry
c. Quick effect of anesthesia
d. Faster disappearance of numbness.
e. Lips & face is not affected.
f. Avoidance of fat lip feeling.
Laser dentistry:Laser dentistry will be a very precise and effective way of performing many dental procedures includinga. Dental cavity detection.b. Tooth cutting and preparation for restoration.c. Teeth sensitivity treatment, by sealing the dentinal tubules d. Crown lengthening.e. Treatment of gummy smilef. Frenectomy/minor oral surgery.g. Soft tissue fold(epulis) treatment.h. Removal of benign tumors.i. Nerve regeneration.j. Temporomandibular joint treatment.k. Speeding up of teeth whitening procedure.l. Treatment of cold sores. Stem cells:Tooth tissue may be regenerated by using stem cells or by lab derived synthetic materials.Digital impressionsChemical impressions of teeth may not be needed as the same purpose would be done by digital impressions, 3-D dental radiographs may become popular.VaccinesThe vaccine to prevent dental caries may become available for commercial use.Eco-friendly dentistry/Green dentistry:It is a newly evolving practice of dentistry which encompasses a simultaneous devotion to sustainability, prevention, precaution and a minimally invasive patient-centric as well as global-centric treatment philosophy.In more simple words it can be defined as ?the delivery of oral health care and dental treatments using technologies, procedures and materials that promote environmental and planetary health.?Dentistry, among other fields in the medical industry contributes to climate change and increasing the pollution of our environment. Dentistry has an impact on the environment and there are already moves towards ?eco-friendly dentistry?. The eco-friendly dentistry uses a sustainable approach to encourage dentist to implement new strategies to ?Try and reduce? the energy and large amount of waste being produced. It is an approach of dentistry that sustainable practices by reducing resource consumption and waste. It also tries to increase the health of patients by reducing the chemical use in clinics and using low volatile materials.The eco friendly dental office takes into consideration the following factors:Patient volume.Consumption of dental resources.ElectricityEnergyWater and chemical usage.Patients are also encouraged to take part in this effort in many ways like reducing the amount of water consumption while brushing their teeth. Biodontics:The term Biodontics or Biodontic dentistry is fairly a new terminology to the world, since it was developed and founded by Dr. Edward Rossomando in 2001 as an area of oral health. The purpose of biodontics is to expand the dental profession in its research capacity, skill sets and entrepreneurship. The rationale for introducing dental students to a wide range of fields is to prepare them for owing their own business and managing these businesses and incorporating these new technologies at a faster rate.Goals of Biodontics:The primary goals of biodontics are as following.Develop educational, translational research and clinical trials programs designed to integrate basic science discoveries with clinical applications.Encourage the development of novel approaches to clinical and transitional training.Provide a university based objective testing and evaluation program for dental manufacturers, distributors and laboratories, performed at state of the art facilities to ensure the highest standards.Provide a unique opportunity for dental manufacturing and distribution companies to present products to dental students and faculty in a focused and structured manner.Provide the dental manufacturing and distribution companies to access multiple C.R.E.T.E. (Center for Research and Education in Technology Evaluation) programs through the association.
If a person is burnt, the teeth can withstand extreme temperatures (up to 1600 degrees Celsius). About 80% of identifications of unknown victims can be made on dental evidence alone.
Soft bristles and rounded in shape clean better below the gum line than do hard bristles and straight bristles because of good flexibility.
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