Air Abrasion technology was introduced in the 1950's as an alternative to a traditional drill cavity preparation. Although extremely popular with patients, its use faded due to lack of suitable bonding materials. Today's technology has made it possible for your teeth to be less traumatized with air abrasion and be filled with excellent, strong restorative materials. From dinosaurs to dentistry, air abrasion is being used all over the world in many industries and in hundreds of ways. Semiconductor manufacturers use it to help make micro-chips. Medical companies use it to sharpen hypodermic needles and for marking pacemakers. The aerospace industry uses it to repair electronic circuit boards on airplanes, spaceships and satellites. Museums use it for the restoration of priceless artifacts and prehistoric fossils.