Our Minimally Invasive Treatments
Minimally Invasive Treatment Minimizes the loss of sound healthy tooth structure resulting in smaller, more conservative cavity preparations.
No Chipping, Cracks or Micro-Fractures Unlike the traditional dental drill, hydro air abrasion does not create micro-fractures, micro-cracks or micro-crazes in the enamel and dentin, thus preventing future larger cavities.
Reduces Restoration Failure Tooth Preparations with hydro air abrasion improves the adhesion characteristics and bond strengths of Enamel and dentin to composite bonding cements resulting in longer lasting restorations.
No Anestesia. Eliminates the need for most needle injections for patients with small aestetic restaurations of cavitated lesions.
Less Discomfort during Preparation. Barnishes, closes and seals off the dentinal tubules sensation to intra operative pain as the decay is being removed.
No Thermal Heat Build-up. Dental drilling can increase the temperature of enamel and dentin by 300 to 400 degrees Celsius causing enamel cracking. Hydro Air Abrasion’s temperature changes are minimal 3 degrees Celcius, so the risk of cracking is decreased.
Better Bonding. Cavities prepared with Hydro Air Abrasion demonstrate roughened and rounded contours that improve the retention of the bonding materials and decrease the risk of restoration fracture.
Inproved Surface Area. Far better prepared to receive and retain bonded restorations due to the enhanced macroscopic surface pattern’s topography.
Enhanced Adhesive Strength. Increases the number, length, thickness and diameter of the macro and micro resin tag formations that penetrate into enamel and dentin allowing a better micromechanical bond.