Why cosmetic dentists use dental operating microscope

The use of a dental microscope in dentistry is a new skill level in Dental Care that has been evolving over the past 25 years. Using the increased magnification to locate small and hidden blemish and imperfection, cosmetic or general dentists achieve improved clinical outcomes. Unlike a magnifying glass or loupe glasses, which goes about 2-6X magnification, a dental microscope has a magnification that goes up to 21X. Endodontists use this equipment most of the time because they need to see the small canals in the roots of the teeth. On the contrary, general dentists rarely use dental microscopes. It is not easy to use and takes time to treat without practice or proper training.

Dr. Shimizu uses a Microscope for almost all general dentistry purposes because he can see things that he is unable to see with the use of surgical eye loupes.


“I have been using a microscope for over ten years now, and I noticed many great things other than for diagnostic purposes. Let’s say I finished a nice prep with the surgical eye loupes. Under the loupes, everything is smooth. However, when I checked the prepped tooth with the microscope, you still see rough areas here and there. I can smooth all those minor jagged areas under the microscope, then take an impression (mold or the copy of the tooth). Again I can check the impression with the microscope more precisely. The impression is sent to the lab, and the lab technician will make the restoration. The prepped surface must be smooth and not jagged for the lab technician to make a precise fit restoration,” Dr. Shimizu said.

You can benefit from his microscope dentistry procedures. When Dr. Shimizu seats those restorations, they fit flush to the margins of the teeth with no necessary adjustments. It also makes it easy for him to remove all excess cement area after bonding thin porcelain veneers.

Removing excess cement over the margin area will ensure the gum health after the veneers are applied to teeth. It prevents gum inflammation at the margins where the veneer surface meets your tooth.
Dental microscopes can greatly improve the quality of treatment. Therefore, it is your advantage. After all, if you can’t see it, you can’t fix it!

Why do teeth flare out?

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If your teeth stick out or flared look, there are many treatment options.

There are many reasons why people have flared upper front teeth. Also, with flaring of the front teeth, bucked teeth with gaps between the upper front teeth are common.
When people have a deep bite, the lower front teeth push the upper front teeth from the back, and over time you start to have buckteeth with spaces. If you have gum disease or periodontal disease, tooth support is weak, and it could happen even quicker. So long as you have healthy gums, you can fix it with orthodontic braces, conventional two-year braces, or Six-Month Smiles.

Wear you retainers following your braces removal

Open the bite, at the same time, improve the deep bite and correct flared teeth. However, many patients do not wear a retainer after the braces and experience relapse. It could happen quickly and has a high percentage to have a regression due to the bite pressure from the back.

Also, if you have very crowded teeth, and you are wearing the braces without tooth extraction, there is not enough space to accommodate all the teeth.
Wearing a brace without tooth extraction will cause the teeth to flare.
In this case, you have flared teeth, but no spaces between the teeth. Some patients have had this situation from the moment that their adult teeth came in. You can fix this with braces.

In most cases, and teeth extractions (usually bicuspids) are necessary to have a better result. The ultimate goal is to get the most beneficial overall effect, which includes a proper bite, healthy gums, and excellent lip support. Indeed, every case must be evaluated as a unique situation. Most of the time, it is clear when to extract teeth and when not to extract teeth. But a fair percentage of cases are in more of a grey area where the choice of treatment could go either way.

There are several options for treating flared teeth.