Tag: conservative dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry WITHOUT Cutting Teeth

Do no harm. One of the most important doctrines, ever.

So if this philosophy is so important, why do so many dentist opt to cut teeth down to cap them for cosmetic reasons?

At Ideal Dentistry saving your teeth is our top priority. We do not cut teeth unless it is the absolute last resort.

Can you have a beautiful smile AND save your teeth? Most of the time YES!

Porcelain and composite veneers now can be placed over teeth, often requiring little to no tooth reduction.

You have heard of lumineers, Da Vinci Veneers and similar porcelain veneer products that tout “zero preparation” of the tooth. Well, yes, that may be the case, but it really is not the “material” that makes these products look good and work, it is the dental lab technician! One size really does not fit all. Ideal Dentistry only works with the finest dental technicians (we know each and every single one of our technicians by their name, not by their laboratory – no mass production labs for us!). All too often patients tell me their “friend” got veneers and they now have a “horse” smile…At Ideal Dentistry we only do horse smiles for horses 🙂

Daily I ask myself this question: “If the person in my chair were my daughter, son or wife, would I cut the tooth down or try to do something more conservative?

And you know, the answer always is the same – be CONSERVATIVE.

I train all the doctors who work with Ideal Dentistry to follow this exact philosophy as well –  save the tooth structure at all cost.

So, the next time you think about how great it would be to have a beautiful smile, come visit Ideal Dentistry, the tooth saving dental office!

Keep smiling!