Breakthrough dental technique turns back time on dentition

Jan. 6, 2011
New dental procedure preserves healthy, natural tooth structure and enables dentists to restore and strengthen teeth while producing more vital, youthful-looking smiles without anesthetic or removal of sensitive tooth structure.

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As teeth age, they become worn, brittle, and discolored. This is a commonly overlooked and untreated problem with many older adults because they are reluctant to undergo traditional and painful restoration procedures. But patients don't need to fear the dentist any longer.

Noninvasive esthetic dentistry pioneer Dr. Robert Ibsen has developed the ZERO-PAIN™ SmileSimplicity procedure. Encompassing breakthrough cosmetic and structural restoration techniques, the SmileSimplicity procedure preserves healthy, natural tooth structure. That enables dentists to restore and strengthen teeth while producing more vital, youthful-looking smiles without a single anesthetic injection or removal of sensitive tooth structure.

Most veneer techniques recommend grinding away 1 mm of natural tooth to make it easier for the laboratory technician and to create room for the porcelain restoration, but this method usually requires an injection and removal of a great deal of tooth structure. Removing tooth structure can sometimes damage pulp and potentially require a root canal.

Committed to bringing his preservative, patient-friendly SmileSimplicity technique to his colleagues, Dr. Ibsen hosts monthly continuing education webinars focusing on the design and noninvasive placement of bonded porcelain restorations that are durable and esthetic. These online SmileSimplicity CE courses cover a broad range of topics, including case selection, adhesion, color correction, finishing, polishing, postorthodontic treatment, and solutions for worn, and esthetically incomplete dentition.

The live webinar on Jan. 13, 2011, will focus on tooth-strengthening and tooth-protection with the SmileSimplicity procedure. For more information, visit, email [email protected], or call (805) 346-8100.

Dr. Robert L. Ibsen's mission is to practice and teach the protection of pulp through conservative treatments. He is a graduate of the USC School of Dentistry and the Southern California College of Optometry. He is a fellow in the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, American and International College of Dentists, American Academy of General Practice, Academy of Dentistry International, Academy of International Dental Studies, American Academy of Dental Materials, and Academy of General Dentistry. For more than four decades, Dr. Ibsen has been an internationally respected authority and teacher in his field. Now the founder and president of SmileSimplicity, he previously founded Den-Mat® Corporation and developed Rembrandt® Oral Care Products and LUMINEERS® porcelain veneers.

SOURCE: SmileSimplicity