Minimally Invasive Dentistry in Knoxville

Have you ever left a dental appointment feeling overwhelmed by the report that you need multiple fillings and crowns? Dr. Erpenbach wants you to know, dental damage is preventable. You can restore dental health with minimally invasive dentistry, then learn how to prevent cavities, fractures, and infections.

What is minimally invasive dentistry?

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Have you ever left a dental appointment feeling overwhelmed by the report that you need multiple fillings and crowns? Dr. Erpenbach wants you to know, dental damage is preventable. You can restore dental health with minimally invasive dentistry, then learn how to prevent cavities, fractures, and infections.

What is minimally invasive dentistry?

The philosophy behind minimally invasive dentistry (MID) is simple: retain as much natural, healthy tissue as possible and employ conservative treatments for dental problems. In short, MID is about prevention. The best medicine in all cases is prevention. Dr. Erpenbach takes time with his patients to explain how cavities form, why teeth fall victim to fractures and infection, and how to avoid gum disease. When you understand the how and why of oral health, you’ll be well prepared to deter dental problems.

When dental restoration is required, Dr. Erpenbach takes the most conservative approach. For instance, he uses ozone therapy to eliminate bad bacteria and prevent infection. Exposing a cavity to ozone effectively sterilizes the tooth, which reduces the need for using a traditional dental drill. He often prescribes and ozone tray for home use. Such an appliance addresses tooth sensitivity and eliminates bad oral bacteria. It also re-mineralizes tooth enamel to strengthen teeth against injury and decay.

What makes Dr. Erpenbach different?

In addition to being an MID proponent, Dr. Erpenbach employs biomimetic dentistry. This means that he restores teeth in a way that mimics nature’s original design. For instance, teeth are layered, living structures. When restoring a tooth, Dr. Erpenbach applies restorative material in layers to replicate, as closely as possible, natural tooth structure.  His MID techniques have helped patients avoid root canal treatment, and they certainly save his patients time and money. These examples are merely a few of the many ways that Dr. Erpenbach is different from most general dentists.

Schedule Your Checkup & Consultation Today

If you’re attracted to the philosophy of , biomimetic, minimally invasive dentistry, or you want to save time and money at the dentist, call Jim Erpenbach, DDS today to reserve your consultation. His west Knoxville dentist office serves patients in and near the 37919 area code.