Low Biological Cost Dentistry
In everything we do at Belle Dental, we endeavour to be the most conservative we can be.
We understand nothing can actually replace your natural teeth. As such, we will be as careful as humanly possible with your teeth and make every effort not to remove even a tiny speck more than is required to properly restore function and cosmetics. We focus on building up the teeth, rather than grinding or removing them which is often the focus of other dentists. This is how Belle Dental differentiates itself, and this focus is what we call low biological cost dentistry – the core philosophy at our practice, and, in our opinion, the only way forward when it comes to dental and oral health care.
Sticking to the basics
Low biological cost dentistry is our main approach. The objective of this philosophy is simple: to maintain your natural teeth for as long as possible, with the lowest impact on your existing teeth. In this way, we believe we are practicing true preventive dentistry, which does not rely on high biological cost procedures such as root canal therapy in cases where they could be avoided.
Why low biological cost?
There are three ways you can ‘pay’ in dentistry: emotionally, economically and biologically. As dental professionals, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure that you pay the minimal cost when it comes to all of these aspects. When it comes to defining emotional cost, this may be going through a stressful procedure that also has a high biological cost, or the feeling of being jilted by the dentist who only wants to get the most procedures out of you. Here at Belle Dental, we distinctly try to separate ourselves from this so we know our patients will feel value and trust in regards to our procedures.
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The importance of having a plan
Here at Belle Dental, we understand that the foundation of effective treatment is having a comprehensive treatment plan. All of our dental treatment plans start with an extensive dental examination, including necessary x-rays and study models. Furthermore, Belle Dental places the health and function of your teeth before anything else. We address the fundamentals first and schedule further dental treatments accordingly to be properly integrated into your whole dental treatment plan.
The fundamentals we look for include:
- Teeth free of decay
- Healthy gums
- Correct bite
- Comfort and ease of function
- Proper tooth colour and shape
Once we have assessed these five aspects necessary for good dental and oral health, we can determine a treatment plan with the lowest biological cost. If these basics are good, we can also work towards addressing cosmetic dental needs, although often times the basics are enough!
View some examples of our Low Biological Cost Dentistry below: