Minimally Invasive Dentistry
This specific type of dentistry may not be familiar to you but, as time goes on, you will understand this is part of the future of dentistry.
There has been much written about excessive treatment and over treatment in the news media. Being minimally invasive involves making decisions which allow the dentist to preserve more tooth structure through fewer changes. The concept is similar to medical care and is now part of healthcare education. There are clear ways to provide care to our patients without having to be too aggressive in the shaping or “drilling” of teeth. Also, by using magnification, dentists can see the tooth structure better and use smaller instruments.
When dentists take the time and gather the data on each patient, we can offer patients great results without unnecessary treatment and keep treatment we must provide, to a minimum. By using up-to-date technology to diagnose and treat our patients, the cost of this care is reduced, and patients can make fewer visits to complete care.