Minimally Invasive Dentistry
The goal of minimally invasive dentistry, or microdentistry, is to conserve healthy tooth structure.
It focuses on prevention, remineralization, and minimal dentist intervention.
The “minimally invasive” approach to treating dental caries and incorporates the dental science of detecting, diagnosing, intercepting and treating dental caries on the microscopic level.
Using scientific advances, minimally invasive dentistry allows dentists to perform the least amount of dentistry needed while never removing more of the tooth structure than is required to restore teeth to their normal condition. In addition, in minimally invasive dentistry, dentists use long-lasting dental materials that conserve the maximum tooth structure so the need for future repairs is reduced.