About Air Abrasion

Air Abrasion is also called “microabrasion” and is an alternative method to the dental drill. It is used to remove decay from the tooth. This new age technology allows the dentist to remove decay from the tooth without administering anesthesia. Dr. LaFrom, one of the leading dentists in the Cupertino region, says that air abrasion can help to repair chipped, cracked, stained and discolored teeth and even help teeth get ready for composites. This procedure can also prepare teeth for cosmetic surgery and is often used to prepare the teeth for bonding procedures like sealants as well as to mend broken bridges and crowns. 

Air abrasion involves spraying of a fine stream of aluminium oxide particles through a sand blaster like instrument in the decayed part of the teeth. Dr. LaFrom says that it is indeed an effective procedure as it prevents drilling away of the tooth structure. The technique of air abrasion was invented around 1940s, but it was rather overshadowed by the use of drill. However in the recent times, there has been a lot of improvements in this technique and many dentists are using this as an alternate method. 

Air abrasion is a completely safe process provided protective eye gears and rubber dams are used. If compared to the traditional drilling method, it is comparatively faster and less painful.

Please visit our website at www.dentist-cupertino.com to know more about air abrasion and also make an appointment with Dr. LaFrom. 

Marty, one of Dr. LaFrom’s many satisfied patient says, “I am totally pleased and happy with the service I have received. The dentistry is excellent and up to date. I would recommend this organization to all.”

~ by cupertinodentist on September 22, 2009.

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