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Dental Trends In 2018 And Beyond

Ever wonder how the dental industry is evolving? As we head into the new year, we’ve compiled a list of trends to keep you informed of what to expect from your dental provider.

 

Improvements in Dental Materials

Cavity filling is one of the most common dental procedures. What if your dentist can use nanotechnology to fill your cavity or enable your teeth to heal by itself? By mixing nanoparticles such as silica and zirconia (also known as nan-composite resins), dentists will not only be able to reduce cavities and bacterial infection, but also have the ability to help rebuild enamel.


Advancements in Equipment and Technology

3D printing is not only good for your household items or prototyping the next new product, it’s also being used to create your night guard, crown, denture and much more. With more advanced 3D printers, dentists can also print drill guides and other surgical tools for completing certain dental procedures.


The Rise of Dental Implants

With more than 35 million Americans with missing teeth, many are opting for dental implants to improve their smile and bite. Technological advancements have improved the efficacy of the procedure with a lot of dental practices offering same-day dental implants.

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