At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we use the latest proven dental technology in Manvel to provide our patients with quality general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. In addition, we keep tabs on the most current dental research that is moving the industry forward. Here are some of the exciting dental technologies currently being analyzed and tested:
Fill and Heal: Bioactive Glass
A new type of filling created from ‘bioactive glass’ has been shown to lengthen the life of fillings by reducing secondary decay and replacing lost minerals.
“Bioactive glass, which is a type of crushed glass that is able to interact with the body, has been used in some types of bone healing for decades. This type of glass is only beginning to see use in dentistry, and our research shows it may be very promising for tooth fillings.” Jamie Kruzic, Professor of Advanced Structural and Biomaterials at the Oregon State University College of Engineering
Stem cell regenerative medicine is poised to provide a host of exciting discoveries in dentistry. A research team from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University is applying stem cell technology to dentistry with the development of stem-cell-based biomaterials that regenerate tooth dentin. The goal is to use them in fillings and root canals to save and regenerate tooth structure. The research is in its early stages, but this technology could one day help preserve millions of smiles for people worldwide.
3D printing is already being used in some dental offices to create aligners, retainers, drilling guides for implant placement, and extremely accurate models for restorations. As the printers become faster and less expensive, you will be seeing them in more dental offices. Dental technology in Manvel has its place, but experience, proficiency, and a warm and attentive chair side manner are just as essential. The friendly team at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry invites you to enjoy the difference at our comfortable dental office. For more information on dental technology in Manvel, such as Invisalign braces, sleep apnea treatment, and CEREC One-Visit Crowns, call today to make an appointment today.