Dr. Boulden: At Atlanta Dental Spa, we truly believe that less is more. We'd like to drill on the tooth less and achieve the same result. Dr. Creasman, I think the coolest advancements in modern dentistry, and especially the way we do things here, is the fact that we're allowed to be minimally invasive. I mean, what do you think of it, recently has been some of the cool advancements in dentistry?
Dr. Creasman: Oh, absolutely. Minimally invasive dentistry is a win for everybody. It's conserving your tooth and letting us rebuild Mother Nature only where it needs to be. We have all types of options available, whether it be a no-prep veneer or very conservative composites, inlays as opposed to crowns which allow us to keep the healthy part of the tooth without grinding it all down or even doing something like caries reversal, where we prescribe rinses to help repair the damage at a very early stage. I think it's just a great way to treat our patients the way we want to be treated.
Dr. Boulden: Wouldn't you agree it used to be either there was a filling or a crown?
Dr. Creasman: Oh, absolutely.
Dr. Boulden: The old school way, and now it's become a thing where we have all of these options in between, which is just a benefit to the patient.
Dr. Creasman: Well, the technologies allow us to be more conservative and have more options. You're right. Years ago, we could do a little damage or a lot of damage, or actually, there was a lot of damage or a lot more damage. Now we don't have to do that. Now we can just fix teeth and keep them the way they're supposed to be.