When Less is More
Smiles without Sacrifice
At its core, non-invasive and minimally-invasive dentistry are about one thing: protecting healthy teeth, enamel and the surrounding tissue during a procedure. Minimally-invasive dentistry is not so much a specific procedure as it is a philosophy, one that lies somewhere between prevention and surgery. It is a way of thinking that says it is easier to prevent a more involved treatment than it is to undergo one. Minimally-invasive dentistry allows dentists to take a more conservative approach to your dental health and that’s good news for all involved. Learn more about Brosy Family Dentistry’s non-invasive and minimally-invasive techniques, the advantages and which procedures can benefit from this approach.
For more than 30 years, Brosy Family Dentistry has prided itself in providing a balance of new technology and tried-and-true traditional dentistry methods. Each patient is an individual, meaning an approach that works for one patient isn’t necessarily a fit for another. Dr. Erin Anderson (Brosy) is carrying on the tradition established by her parents, Dr. Paul and Dr. Lynn Brosy, by providing minimally-invasive procedures designed to protect your teeth and gums when a treatment or procedure is needed.
One such approach is the use of laser dentistry. By using pulses of light, Dr. Anderson is able to deliver energy to highly specific areas of the mouth and teeth. By eliminating the need for stitches or anesthesia, this minimally-invasive method is a very popular one with patients. Explore the benefits of laser dentistry.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Better known as SDF, silver diamine fluoride helps stops cavities in their tracks. This liquid made of silver, water, ammonia and fluoride also helps prevent the spread of caries to nearby teeth. SDF’s combination of ingredients works to kill bacteria while help rebuild teeth. Ask Dr. Anderson whether SDF is right for you.
Minimally-Invasive Procedures and Benefits
Much like non-invasive dentistry, minimally-invasive dentistry understands that once a tooth has been cut into, there is a lifetime of procedures that need to happen in order to keep the tooth alive. The ultimate goal of minimally-invasive procedures is to avoid this by detecting and often reversing decay before it gets out of hand.
One of the minimally-invasive procedures Dr. Anderson uses is to apply veneers to problematic teeth in order to redesign and reshape the mouth. These thin ceramic shells lay over the teeth, covering the existing structure. This is a great procedure for those with staining, discoloration, cracks, space and misaligned or chipped teeth. Over the course of two to three visits, Dr. Anderson will carefully walk you through the expected outcomes of the procedure, then take an impression which is sent to a lab for fabrication. Within two weeks, you’ll have your new veneers bonded into place, where they’ll soon feel just like your natural teeth. The only difference is that you’ll have a bright, new smile to accompany them.
Other procedures that take a minimally-invasive approach include air abrasion, sealants, inlays, onlays and bite splints, among others. Contact Dr. Anderson today to see which approach is best for you.