What is Minimally Invasive Dentistry?
At Oris, we use minimally invasive dentistry to treat our patients and restore their teeth to a healthy level and preserve your natural teeth. We focus on preventative techniques that will reduce your risk from oral health problems without the use of surgery and other invasive procedures.
Also known as microdentistry, this is the fairly new technique being applied across dentistry to help maintain tooth structure without the need for extensive surgery or tooth removal. We emphasise prevention and changing behaviour to eradicate the initial cause behind gum disease so that surgical intervention is only used in more advanced cases.
Scientific advances have made it possible to treat dental problems while preserving as much of healthy tooth structure as we possibly can. We use a number of techniques and apply long-lasting dental material to reduce the need for future repairs.
Tooth decay, gum disease and periodontitis can be caused by a variety of factors, all of which play their part in your oral health. Factors including diet, oral hygiene and genetics can affect your oral environment and these are individual rather than general dental issues. At our clinic, we undertake advanced risk assessment using techniques such as bacteria testing and saliva flow testing, as well as evaluating your general health and hygiene to create a treatment plan to restore your teeth and gums to their healthiest. Our dentists and hygienists will be able to pinpoint which area needs to be addressed and come up with a personalised plan of action to prevent and reduce your level of risk.
Once we have a plan in place, we will use techniques such as therapeutic disease control, periodontal therapy and periodontal maintenance rather than drills and extractions. By working together with you, we will reduce your risk from dental problems and preserve as much of your natural teeth and gum environment as possible.
By working together with you, we will reduce your risk from dental problems and preserve as much of your natural teeth and gum environment as possible.