Rating of the most incredible discoveries in the sphere of dentistry for the last 3 years.
New technologies usefulness of which cannot be overestimated
Even now you can get healthy teeth in five minutes under the laser or print out your new jaw. See our top list of the four innovations that put dentistry to the new level!
The fourth place
is occupied by new methods of dental caries treatment, such as laser, ozone, air-kinetic and chemical-mechanical. All of them are united by the fact that they are painless or bearable (in terms of pain). In addition, these new methods can remove infected tooth tissues without damaging healthy areas.
The third place
we gave to the new material GelSight which was developed by Edward Adelson, the Professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This material is created as an elastomeric transparent gel which is covered with a special highly sensitive coating. Due to the cameras and features of the material, GelSight functions as a human skin and is able to recognize any objects without reference to their shape, material and condition. This novelty will allow to combine oral cavity research with classic impression, furthermore it will be more detailed, painless and instanteous.
The second place
is occupied by already well-known 3D-printing. Using of 3D-printing in dentistry is no longer a rarity. This technology has a lot of advantages: automation, individualization, cheapness, materials saving, etc. At this stage of development of 3D-technologies it is possible to create not only small simple details but also entire complexes, such as the jaw apparatus, with the help of these technologies. In addition, a patient’s stem cells accelerating the healing process can be used in the produced material.
The first place
is honorably taken by the method of laboratory cultivation of teeth by London professor Paul Sharpe. The professor spent a lot of energy on research and experiments in this matter, but as a result he got what he wanted – he proved that by way of combining epithelial gingival tissue with embryonic stem cells of the tooth a human tooth can be cultivated. Of course, this method is still little known and requires improvements, but the fact of cultivating a tooth and transplanting it to the patient makes this method unique.