What is Minimally Invasive Dentistry?

What is Minimally Invasive Dentistry?

You may have noticed our motto, “Minimally Invasive Dentistry in a Caring Environment”. The caring environment part of the philosophy is accomplished by Prescott Dentistry‘s commitment to treating our patients with the utmost caring, respect and understanding. However, you may be wondering what minimally invasive dentistry is all about. In a nutshell, minimally invasive dentistry and biomimetic dentistry are nearly interchangeable. While biomimetic dentistry is named such after it’s goal of mimicking nature to better treat your oral health, it just so happens that mimicking nature tends to be less invasive inherently in comparison to traditional dentistry.

Biomimetic dentistry is a method of restoring and preserving teeth to as close to their natural state as technology and science will allow. This approach uses the natural intact tooth as a framework for dental restorations that mimic nature in appearance and function. The goal behind the biomimetic approach to dentistry is to preserve the original function and form of your teeth by keeping in tact the very maximum amount of the initial tooth structure.

In contrast, traditional dentistry methods generally include removing more of the healthy tooth material than is necessary in order to perform restorations. Full crowns and posts are becoming needed less and less with minimally invasive biomimetic techniques allowing the use of properly bonded composite and porcelain restorations. The cutting edge techniques involved in biomimetic dentistry provide a less painful and caring atmosphere while allowing our patients to preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible.

Contact Prescott Dentistry today if you want to hear more about biomimetic dentistry and schedule your appointment today!

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