Air abrasion sprays away decay using an instrument similar to a mini sandblaster. This new micro-dentistry technique is both noiseless and heatless. Air abrasion can successfully remove early areas of decay and preserve more of the natural tooth.
Why use Air Abrasion?
- The use of air abrasion reduces the risk of fracturing and chipping the tooth.
- Air abrasion preserves more of the healthy tooth tissue.
- Air abrasion typically lessens the need for anesthesia.
- Air abrasion does not produce heat, pressure or vibration.
Children Can Benefit
Air abrasion is the perfect solution for adolescents who are frightful of the dental drill and have minimal decay.
Most Common Uses of Air Abrasion
- Prepare teeth for composites (white fillings)
- Repair cracks and stained teeth
- Prepare teeth for bonding procedures
- Repair chipped or fractured teeth
- Prepare teeth for cosmetic surgery
- Repair damaged crowns and bridges