Our philosophy at Dental Health by Herre is that your oral health affects your total wellness, and that’s why we believe in practicing biologic dentistry. Biologic dentistry is backed by science and extensive research of the chewing system and focuses on proper function and stability of the jaw and muscles, as well as providing a natural aesthetic, using materials that are biologically sound.
A major part of biologic dentistry is going beyond treating the symptoms of dental problems and instead identifying and addressing the root cause of such issues. Our biologic dentistry services use minimally invasive techniques to evaluate the jaw and muscles and ensure your chewing system is functioning as it should. Signs of an unstable chewing system include:
Worn-down tooth enamel
Increased tooth sensitivity
Facial muscle pain
Many of the indicators of an unstable chewing system can also point to other dental issues, such as airway obstruction or TMJ disorders. Through biologic dentistry, we can improve your chewing system and help alleviate a variety of dental problems. This has a major impact on your overall wellness, as the chewing system is the center of your oral health.
In traditional dentistry, alignment issues can be considered an aesthetic problem, and the focus lies in cosmetic techniques, along with the use of dental crowns to repair the issue. This requires the removal of possibly healthy tooth structure in order to achieve the desired effect, and since it’s simply treating the symptom, can ultimately fail in the long-term. Instead, biologic dentistry techniques allow specialized resin and composite materials, which are safe for the patient and the environment, to be placed when a crown is deemed necessary, which extends the life of the restoration and lessens the amount of tooth structure that needs to be removed. Biologic dentistry revolves around the chewing system as a complete unit and aims to restore teeth to their original shape, with the goal of improving functionality, overall oral health, and smile aesthetics. Visit our Leawood office and discover the difference biologic dentistry can have on your total oral health.
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