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Leveraging Advances in Restorative Dentistry

Categories: Restorative Dentistry

Author(s): Scott Coleman, DDS, MAGD

Date: 06-07-2019 06:17:53 am

Dentistry is an ever-evolving field. As technology improves, we are able to take these advances and apply them to clinical practice. Notable developments in the field of radiography have drastically improved practitioners’ ability not only to diagnose caries and pathologies more effectively, but also earlier than ever before. Diagnoses with more detail, as well as more precise location of these potential problems, are also possible with modern-day radiographs. Technological advancements in dentistry are not limited to improved diagnoses. Caries removal and tooth preparation instruments, bonding systems, and restorative materials have improved over the years and provide practitioners with a wide array of choices in treatment. Some of the purported benefits of these advancements are improved chair time management, less pain reported by patients, and more retentive restorations. It is up to the individual practitioner to stay current on the new technologies available in the field, as well as their benefits and drawbacks. This article provides some examples of advancements in the field of restorative dentistry.

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