Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Maximally Effective Conservative Dentistry (Without Drills)
Many individuals are fearful of going to the dentist because they are put off by the sound of a drill, or the idea of invasive treatments. For those who are not ready for invasive forms of dentistry and want to explore drill-less dentistry, Dr. David Rice, a dentist in Elgin, Illinois, would like to introduce you to minimally invasive dentistry and how we use it in our office for the benefit and comfort of our patients.
Minimally invasive dentistry, also called conservative dentistry or micro-dentistry, has become the best approach for restoring dental health and doing so with little or no pain for the patient. Micro dentistry comes in different forms, but the goal is the same. Micro dentistry allows Dr. Rice to take care of tooth decay, provide alternative options for restorative and reconstructive dentistry, and more.
A common form of minimally invasive dentistry used at our office in the Elgin and St Charles IL area is air abrasion dentistry. With air abrasion dentistry, a compressor is used to administer a fine, pressurized stream of aluminum oxide powder. Dr. Rice then focuses this fine stream on the troubled areas of your teeth. The primary use of air abrasion is to remove decay. Air abrasion is particularly effective in removing decay that forms on the groves and gaps of teeth. By using this form of micro dentistry, our minimally invasive dentist will virtually eliminate the chances of you getting cavities. This is an extremely important aspect of conservative dentistry.
Micro abrasion dentistry is similar to air abrasion dentistry. Our minimally invasive dentist in Elgin will also use micro abrasion as a tool in combating tooth decay. In addition, micro abrasion is also used as a preparatory method for procedures requiring bonding or sealing. Using micro abrasion prior to these procedures will ensure that the surface of the tooth, or teeth, is completely smooth and free from any bacteria or foreign bodies. By using micro abrasion and air abrasion, patients in the South Elgin, Barlett, St Charles, and Elgin area are subjected to far less invasive procedures. With consistent check-ups and use of these forms of conservative dentistry, patients may even find themselves cavity free for a lifetime.
Whatever type of micro dentistry your and your minimally invasive dentist in Elgin deems ideal for your situation, you can be sure you will be tremendously satisfied with the results. By using micro dentistry, we have treated those who never thought it would be possible to set foot into a dental office. Conservative dentistry is a significantly effective tool in treating dental conditions in those with dental phobias or fear of pain. At David Rice, DDS in Elgin, IL, you can always count on getting the best that conservative dentistry has to offer. Contact us today in the Elgin and St Charles IL area and learn how micro dentistry can change your life!