What is Minimally Invasive Dentistry?
Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID) is the fastest growing movement within modern dentistry. MID is based on a medical model that controls the disease of dental caries first and then uses minimally invasive techniques to restore the mouth to proper form, function and esthetics. MID dentists, using magnification and advanced technologies, remove the least amount of tooth structure, bone or soft tissue necessary to eliminate what is unhealthy or diseased. When tooth replacement is necessary, it is performed as conservatively, comfortably, and as beautifully as possible. Dentists who practice MID belong to a worldwide association, the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. WCMID is dedicated to dental disease prevention, intervention and patient education. When you choose a WCMID-member dentist, you are selecting a respected dental practitioner who is dedicated to the health, function and appearance of oral tissue by preventing disease from occurring or intercepting disease progress with minimal tissue loss. Minimally invasive dentistry is a new way to take care of your oral health. Years of scientific research have changed our view on dentistry in many different ways. The arrival of new technologies has made it possible to act according to these findings. This is why in MID caries is treated by combating the bacteria that cause the disease rather than only dealing with the holes these bacteria are making.