It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Dentistry
Very recent advances in materials and techniques have allowed us to restore teeth to optimum function and appearance, yet retain much of the natural tooth structure. Sometimes a crown (cap) is necessary, but more and more often we can restore an entire mouth using tooth-saving techniques.
A natural tooth is composed of layers of dentin, joined to and covered by layers of enamel. The dentin is a living tissue, encasing the nerve and root canal space. The enamel is a crystalline structure, very hard, durable, and strong, yet brittle. The dentin is flexible to a greater degree than enamel.
We try to mimic nature when rebuilding a damaged tooth, often using a specially designed reinforcement ribbon. We build the restoration with layers that are similar in strength and performance to the natural bond between enamel and dentin.
This kind of dentistry is really common sense. We believe it to be at the leading edge of what dentists will eventually be doing. In ten years, maybe more, every dental school will be teaching the techniques of this tooth-saving dentistry. The good news is it is available right now, today, in Placerville. It’s long lasting, and looks and feels great. Call us today to find out more about our crusade to save your natural teeth.