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What is Microdentistry?

Microdentistry is a dentistry technique that uses high-powered magnification to see tiny imperfections that would be nearly impossible or impossible to detect with the human eye. Microdentistry can be used during oral surgery to assist in procedures that require extreme precision, and it can also be used during restorative work like filling placement to ensure only the minimal amount of tooth material is removed during a restoration procedure. Removing only the smallest amount of material helps preserve the tooth’s integrity so future cavities and other damage can be avoided, plus microdentistry restorations cause less discomfort than traditional restorations that remove more tooth material; in fact, many microdentistry procedures don’t require any local anesthetic no needles.

How is microdentistry used?

Microdentistry can be used in many dental applications, including:

  • implant procedures
  • periodontics (treatment of the gums)
  • cosmetic dentistry
  • general dentistry
  • endodontics (treatment of the inside of the tooth, or the tooth pulp)

How can microdentistry help me have healthier teeth and gums?
Microdentistry can help Dr. Moodley identify problems at their absolute earliest stages, including tiny cracks and pits that normally would not be visible. That means these areas can be treated so they don’t turn into more serious issues including tooth decay. When decay is present, microdentistry ensures only the decay is removed, leaving more of the tooth material preserved to avoid weakening. Smaller restorations mean less pain and potential cost savings down the road. During oral surgery, microdentistry techniques help Dr. Moodley perform more advanced techniques on both the teeth and the gums with greater accuracy and precision, so you can enjoy better outcomes and a faster recovery. Plus, because procedures are highly accurate, that often means patients enjoy faster healing.