Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Options
In our last blog entry, we talked about the importance of early detection for minimally-invasive dental treatment. Today, we’ll discuss some of the many treatments available that can conserve as much of your original tooth structure as possible in order to create beautiful, natural-looking results.
Our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, Kevin Sands, DDS, makes cosmetic dental treatment the cornerstone of his practice. With his many years of experience and the use of advanced techniques, he focuses on performing minimally-invasive dentistry whenever he can. Patients can benefit from Dr. Sands’ conservative approach with procedures such as:
Porcelain Veneers, Composite Veneers, Prepless Veneers
In all of Dr. Sands’ dental veneer procedures – including porcelain veneers, composite veneers, and prepless veneers – he works diligently to preserve most, if not all, of the natural tooth without the need for excessive shaving or partial removal of the affected tooth’s original structure.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
While the original tooth will need to be prepared for a cosmetic bonding procedure, Dr. Sands aims to conserve as much of it as possible so that the bonding material can augment its appearance and resolve the initial problem with a very natural-looking blend and contour.
Dental implants actually make it possible to offer a more conservative missing teeth replacement solution when compared to alternative treatment options. With a procedure such as a dental bridge, the natural surrounding teeth must often be shaved and reshaped to accommodate the artificial tooth or teeth between them. This could make the natural teeth more likely to require root canal therapy in the future. Dental implants do not typically necessitate the alteration of surrounding teeth, and they offer a permanent solution for teeth replacement.
Inlays and Onlays
These treatments can sometimes serve as an alternative to dental crowns. Whereas crowns require significant removal of the original tooth structure, treatment with inlays and onlays often require much less. While heavily damaged or decayed teeth may need a full crown for the best results, inlays and onlays may be a suitable treatment for patients with less severe damage.
These are just a few examples of treatments that can be performed with a minimally-invasive approach. Conservative dental techniques can ultimately lead to much longer preservation of your original teeth, and less treatment needed to correct common imperfections and rejuvenate your smile!
Contact Dr. Kevin Sands
If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule an appointment here at our practice, please contact Dr. Kevin Sands.