With abrasion technology, we at Dr. Hanna’s practice can perform drill-less fillings to correct tooth decay without the need for needles. With this procedure, patients can experience having fillings done comfortably and without drills.
What Are Fillings?
Orthodontists provide patients with fillings when their natural teeth have developed cavities, usually from tooth decay. Tooth decay is the result of bacteria and plaque accumulation. These dental fillings fill the cavities and can prevent further damage to the teeth.
Earlier, before applying the fillings, the decayed and damaged sections of the tooth were removed with the help of a drilling instrument. Drilling into the teeth used to be noisy, and time-consuming. But with the improvement in science and technology, this procedure has become simple.
What Are Air Abrasions?
Abrasions are more or less like sandblasting. Here, a stream of abrasive material is propelled and streamed onto the decayed surface. The drilled area will then be covered with the help of a filling.
First, the teeth surrounding the decayed teeth will be protected from the abrasion procedure with the help of damp cotton balls. With special care, a stream of compressed air will spray particles onto the decayed teeth, knocking out the decayed parts of the tooth. The particles that are sprayed include aluminum oxide and silica. This technology has proven to be noiseless, comfortable, non-irritating, and simpler.
This procedure does not involve the need for dental sedatives. Hence, your dentist will be able to remove the decay from more than one tooth in one sitting.
Why Choose Air Abrasions?
We recommend abrasions as they are more comfortable than drillings. They are far better than the traditional drilling technique. Here are some reasons why:
- Air abrasions are soundless, heatless, and produce no noises.
- This procedure does not require the patient to be administered with dental sedatives.
- Abrasions will not cause much harm to the healthy tissues of the gum.
- The procedure is less time-consuming.
- Dentists can comfortably remove the cavities in more than one tooth.
- Abrasions are less messy, hence leaving the area dry for placing the implants.