Innovative Comprehensive Biologic Dentistry: “Where Caring and Technology Come Together”
Nov 30, 2012 03:59PM
Your mouth is no longer considered a separate entity but is intimately in relationship with the health of your body.
It is an exciting time in dentistry. Gone are the days where you went to the dentist and either had your tooth pulled or waited for the small cavity your dentist was watching to get big enough to put in an amalgam filling, which contained 50% mercury.
At the Smile Design and Implant Center, Drs. Chris Edwards and Julia Bunker have kept up with the changes. Your mouth is no longer considered a separate entity but is intimately in relationship with the health of your body. Oftentimes symptoms observable in your mouth are indicators of overall health problems. The importance of the GI (gastro-intestinal) system to overall health is often under appreciated. The oral cavity and proper mastication of food is the start of digestion that has many implications in the proper functioning of this system.
Drs. Edwards and Bunker are near completion of their certification in Biologic Dentistry. This program reinforced their knowledge of the mouth-body connection. They are members of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) and are in the very small minority of dentists who practice mercury safe removal. They utilize ozone therapy as an extraordinary healing modality. It has extremely effective antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
Lasers have been used at Smile Design and Implant center for years in diagnosis, treating and healing. They have changed the way periodontal disease is treated. Periodontal pockets can now be treated without extensive surgery.
Drs Edwards and Bunker are current with the latest in Minimally Invasive Dentistry, metal-free restorations, and CEREC all ceramic one visit crowns. Most dental procedures are done under the magnification of the microscope, which enables more precise work, creating long lasting restorations that are designed to withstand the challenging oral environment.
Besides the skill, training and technology that sets Smile Design and Implant Center apart, is the thorough examination given to each patient. Patients repeatedly remark that it is the most thorough, educational, examination they have ever had. The patients view their own mouth via the microscope and high definition video technology. This enables them to see the condition of their mouth clearly, which allows them to come away with a better understanding of their teeth and mouth. Time is spent to explain the options available, which supports patients in making an educated choice on how to proceed with treatment.
Smile Design and Implant Center is a comprehensive, innovative, prevention orientated dental practice.