This is the branch of dentistry which deals with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental problems, both congenital (hypoplasia) and acquired (decay).
The ultimate goal of this branch is to heal and maintain the natural teeth by using minimally invasive restorative therapy based on low impact on the body.
When decay has already led to major loss of the dental structure, “indirect” restorative techniques are used.
These techniques involve one operating session in which the tooth is cleared from the deteriorated and infected tissue and a small impression of the cavity is made; our laboratory then produces the tooth segment (inlay) which will restore the tissue deficit; the inlay is cemented, adhesively, in one subsequent session.
In teeth with low to medium decay in development we are able to provide “direct” restorative treatment, which involves halting the process of decay and reconstructing the tooth in just one operating session.
It is now recognised that prevention is better than cure, however parents may not notice the development of incipient decay in their children.
We carry out non-invasive treatment procedures of remineralisation and stabilisation of small, precociously intercepted dental problems.
We employ strategies focused on the prevention of decay by adopting treatments with very low impact on the body but significant effectiveness, such as preventive sealing carried out only after effective decontamination of the cracks to be sealed.
Our team is able to carry out preventive treatment focused on limiting the possibility that the tooth will suffer decay, or rather “precocious interception” which, by localising the smallest cavities early on, allows us to carry out point-like treatments with very low impact on the body and aesthetics.