Within the last 15 years or so, there has been a noticeable shift in the way people think about dental care. People are motivated to keep their natural teeth for longer and with greater aesthetic expectations. This has led to significant advances in the field of dentistry and thus demands a higher level of skill from the professionals. The result is a modern, minimally invasive and biologically driven approach to dentistry that is both aesthetically beautiful and minimally-invasive.

More and more, people are questioning the removal of teeth and tooth structure as they understand that the loss of biological tissue is irreversible. Furthermore, they are motivated to replace teeth that cannot be salvaged and want results that mimic their natural teeth. The drawback for some is that the exposure to extensive dental techniques such as veneers by their favourite celebs and influencers have made them question the beauty of their own natural teeth. This means that patients are more likely to enquire about invasive procedures like veneers and whitening with expectations of having a quick perfect smile . The biologic driven approach to dentistry means that we are motivated to extend and prolong the lifespan of your natural teeth and will avoid treatment options that would eventually require further treatments until the teeth require extraction.

In order to achieve a good result in a realistic amount of clinical time, we need to use a wider range of techniques to facilitate minimal intervention. This ensures that we avoid the need for extensive tooth preparations to achieve an improved smile for the patient, which can be daunting for some patients who may feel as though they are losing their natural teeth in order to get one that looks better.Management of the patient’s expectations regarding treatment times, outcomes and longevity is also critical to success. New techniques such as CAD/CAM technology enable us to make ideal restorations for individual patients without needing large amounts of prep work done on.