Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. It contains more minerals than your bones! At only 2.5 millimeters deep, it protects the living part of your teeth. Without enamel, you wouldn’t have teeth.
That’s why it is so important to care for your tooth enamel; to keep it strong and intact. Sure, you can prevent enamel erosion by avoiding some foods and drinks, and brushing and flossing. But here at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we go one step further to protect tooth enamel by avoiding the use of the dental drill.
When you have a cavity, it doesn’t take much drilling to put your enamel at risk. One small crack in the hard enamel can cause serious breakage. While in some cases, I have no choice but to drill the enamel away to make a filling work, in other cases, drilling isn’t necessary.
As as trained biomimetic dentist, I can assess the minimum amount enamel removal that needs to be done to correct the problem. Instead of traditional drills, I might use air abrasion to lightly sand away the smallest amount of enamel to fix the tooth. With air abrasion, the enamel is not penetrated and anesthetic is not even needed.
Sound like a better way to go? It is, both in my dental chair and long-term to keep your enamel intact.
Sometimes cavities are inevitable. They happen. But with biomimetic dentistry at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, I can ensure that your cavity gets fixed painlessly and without further harm to your enamel.
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