Minimally invasive dentistry is a term that includes numerous procedures. All these procedures are performed with the aim of conserving and improving the patient’s oral health, providing healthy tooth structure. 

At JJS Dentistry, we use a minimally invasive approach to remove as little as possible of the tooth structure. At the same time, our goal is to fix the problem and improve your oral health. We achieve all of this with the latest scientific advances, modern tools and techniques. 

Let’s take a look at minimally invasive dental procedures and how they can improve your smile and oral health.

The advantages of minimally invasive dentistry

Compared to invasive extractions and restorations, minimally invasive treatments offer the following. They are:  

  • Are considerably less expensive.
  • Involve significantly less discomfort and distress.
  • Preserve tooth structure, appearance and function 
  • Help to avoid repeated cycles of repair.

Types of minimally invasive dentistry techniques

Sealants

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that we use to protect the teeth from the harmful bacteria that leads to tooth decay. Sealants are an effective, safe, and fast way to protect your teeth from damage, caries, and other problems. The process is fast; it takes just a few minutes to place a sealant on each tooth. What’s more, the entire procedure is pain-free.

Tooth-coloured fillings

Tooth-coloured fillings are dental fillings that mimic and restore the natural appearance of a tooth. The strength of the adhesion between the tooth and material allows us to reduce the removal of tooth structure as compared with traditional fillings. Also, these fillings are a safer and healthier alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings.

In addition to rebuilding teeth that have decay or fractures, tooth-coloured fillings are also used to replace old amalgam silver fillings. The treatment process involves the skillful use of dental composite, a mouldable tooth-coloured material with a paste-like consistency made from fillers and glass resins and fillers.

Inlays and onlays

We use inlay and onlays to restore the form of the teeth after we perform a certain procedure. These restorations are mainly used to repair back teeth with mild to moderate decay. A major advantage of these restorations is their durability as well as the ability to strengthen teeth.

Gum contouring

Gum contouring shapes your gums to fit your teeth structure. It also results in a less gummy smile. Similarly to traditional gum contouring, a laser gum lift can achieve a gum line more in line with your facial features. However, unlike a conventional gum lift, a laser gum lift is less invasive and painful.

Bonding

Bonding is an inexpensive and effective fix for cracks or small chips in the teeth and for closing small gaps. With the advancement of both techniques and materials, bonding has become the treatment of choice for early erosion and minimally invasive dentistry. This technique allows us to restore your teeth to their original shape and function without cutting them.

Adult braces

At JJS Dentistry, we offer minimally invasive orthodontics for adults. Before we start the treatment process, we use reduction stents and diagnostic mockups to determine the result. Also, we use Digital Smile Design tools to help us analyse the issue and calculate the best way to minimise the loss of tooth structure.

Get your minimally invasive treatments today

Above all, minimally invasive dentistry on treating common dental issues and preventing and reducing the risks of these issues. Also, we use high quality, long-lasting materials to provide effective treatments with minimal pain. 

If you’re interested to learn more about how minimally invasive dentistry can enhance the aesthetics and health of your smile, contact us today. We’ll assess your teeth, gums and facial structure. Using this information, we create a custom treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Our team has vast experience creating stunning smiles for people across the globe.