We say it to our patients time and time again: We do what you need, not what we want. That may sound like a conflicting statement but stick with me while I explain. Believe it or not, completely destroying healthy tooth structure is seldom a necessary treatment option in dentistry. While you may love your shiny new crown, it fails to compete with the proven alternatives available with biomimetic dentistry.
Traditional dentists often go the easy route, opting to perform treatments such as filing a moderately healthy tooth down and restoring it with a crown. However, “restoring” in this case is a bit of a misnomer. What the dentist is actually doing is replacing the tooth with an artificial covering. A crown should be reserved for a tooth that is already ground down beyond repair, yet many traditional dentists continue to create the scenario where a crown becomes the only viable option. It doesn’t sound very ethical, does it?
As biomimetic dentists, we are committed to providing conservative solutions to even the most complex dental problems. Contrary to popular belief, we have not abandoned traditional dentistry altogether—if a root canal is the final solution, a root canal you shall get. All we are saying is that we do not perform preventive—and often expensive—procedures without careful observation of the patient’s oral health. Where a traditional dentist will recommend a treatment that destroys a good tooth as a precaution, we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth to protect the nerve and maintain the natural balance by rebuilding the healthy tooth.
Minimally Invasive, Biomimetic Dentistry
I speak to patients every day at our Beverly Hills practice who can’t believe that minimally invasive treatment options exist for issues such as infected teeth, chipped teeth and tooth decay. For too long, the answer to these dental issues was to remove more of the tooth in order to install an artificial replacement for the tooth. Our goal is to first explore alternatives to dental crowns, root canals and other unnecessarily invasive procedures. You don’t need them, nor do your teeth in many cases.
There is value to be found in trusting your oral health to a biomimetic dentist. We always strive toward permanent solutions that leave patients still smiling confidently long after retirement. You shouldn’t have to fear every visit to the dentist, wondering what horrors the doctor has in store for you next. We are dedicated to providing minimally invasive restorations and addressing any underlying conditions that may be contributing to generally poor oral health.
Our patients are what matter to us, so we offer a broad range of services that you won’t find at a traditional dentist’s office. Substance abuse and dental rehabilitation is one of the most important services that we provide. Every patient deserves another chance at a perfect smile, regardless of their past. If your teeth have been severely damaged due to substance abuse, we are here in Beverly Hills, waiting to help you rebuild the smile you thought was lost to addiction.
It’s called TRADITIONAL dentistry for a reason. While your current dentist is stuck in the past, still using the same ineffective procedures and materials, holistic dentistry grows and embraces new science and technologies. Patients are assured that they are valued above all else.
If you feel it is time to try dentistry that works, contact our office in Beverly Hills today. A professional member of our holistic dentistry team will take your details and arrange a convenient first appointment with Dr. Helm, Dr. Nejad or Dr. Stanley.