Why destroy a tooth to save a tooth?

Dr Andy Effting asks this question of other dentists when he presents to them at seminars. Close to his heart and the ethos of our dentists at HBDS, Minimally Invasive Dentistry is our golden standard.

Minimally invasive dentistry techniques

Minimally invasive dentistry (or minimally hazardous dentistry) focuses on prevention, strengthening and minimal dentist intervention. The latest scientific advances, modern tools and techniques at HBDS allow our dentists to perform the minimal amount of treatment required to avoid removing more of the tooth structure than is necessary to restore it to its optimal condition.

Occlusal Disease

Dental occlusion is the coming together of teeth: a meeting of two surfaces made of the hardest material in your body - and the movement of those surfaces against each other. You probably haven't given much thought to making those surfaces do either of those things because, for most of us, it just happens naturally.