Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
Minimally Invasive Dentistry in Tacoma, WA
The main goal of minimally invasive dentistry, or microdentistry, is to conserve the most healthy tooth structure possible. Using modern scientific advances, minimally invasive dentists perform the least amount of dentistry needed while never removing more of the tooth structure than is required to restore teeth to their healthy condition. Along with this, in minimally invasive dentistry, dentists use very strong, long-lasting dental materials that conserve the most tooth structure possible so the need for future repairs is minimal.
As a patient, you should expect nothing less than the best. At Clark Dental Group, we would have it no other way. There are so many benefits to minimally invasive dentistry. By utilizing the microscope, we are able to see all of the tiny details that are not captured with dental loops or the naked eye. This allows for a precise diagnosis. There is no guess work involved. Our doctors are able to share with you their findings on large screens located in all of our operatories, and are able to better explain to you treatment options.
Dr. Clark and Dr. Kim are pioneers in the microscope industry. This exact science allows for early detection saving you time, and costly mistakes. At Clark Dental Group, we believe that the best form of dentistry is done right the first time, and it lasts.
KEEPING YOU INFORMED
Does Traditional Sealants Have A Place In The New Super Magnified World?
Molars have a high risk of developing caries (cavities) in the deep grooves that are present in the chewing surface. Dental Sealants introduced in the early eighties were the first attempt at prevention.
Studies have shown failure rates as high as 90% for traditional sealants. In order to resolve this problem, Dr. Clark and Dr. Kim have pioneered a very advanced version of this procedure utilizing the microscope along with other new technologies.
Although sealants are still the standard of care in this country,"Traditional sealants made without a microscope have fundamental flaws and are temporary in nature. They are inappropriate in a microscope-centered practice."
WATCH THIS INFORMATIVE VIDEO ON SEALANTS AND THE MICROSCOPE