Minimally invasive dentistry

Minimally invasive dentistry is a work methodology whose main objective is the maximum conservation of our teeth and of all oral tissues. It is a novel clinical practice that achieves its medical and aesthetic goals through prevention, early diagnosis and the use of less aggressive techniques and treatments.

This type of dentistry is possible thanks to technical innovations and advanced materials that have been developed in recent years.

At OMIDENTAL we want our treatments to offer the best results without sacrificing a healthy oral structure or giving up keeping the original teeth until an advanced age. Our goal is to work to preserve the supporting structures and the living and healthy tooth tissue as much as possible.

This discipline allows us to leave behind more aggressive treatments (such as the carvings that were made for porcelain metal crowns) and recover the shape, function and aesthetics lost in the teeth in a more respectful way and thus achieve maximum preservation of the tissues healthy. Minimally invasive dentistry is closely linked to technological advances.

In any treatment we carry out, we try to be minimally invasive and preserve the maximum dental and oral tissue structure, avoiding damaging or eliminating healthy tissues.

We use biomaterials that are integrated into the oral cavity creating a low visual and biological impact and we avoid the use of those materials that can cause side effects.
Communication and trust are very important to us. As specialists we are committed to transmitting all the necessary information to prevent pathologies and so that you can acquire a proactive commitment to the prevention and treatment of your problems. In this way we can develop all kinds of protocols to promote early diagnosis and prevent future problems.

Thanks to the latest biocompatible materials, devices and techniques, we can achieve the same or better results at a much lower biological cost.

At Omidental we have advanced diagnostic systems that allow us to obtain high-quality, clear and detailed images of the previous state of the mouth and teeth, without having to do an invasive test or cause excess radiation.

The innovation of this type of X-ray machine is that we obtain radiological images with high definition and detail, with a very low level of radiation.

On the other hand, the development of bioengineering has been key to practicing less invasive dentistry. Now we can work with biomaterials that allow us to restore damaged tissues in a more natural way, as opposed to the traditional use of more polluting materials.

These materials include GC brand bisphenol-free composites.

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Advantages of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

  • We identify and assess risk factors for oral disease in advance in order to prevent it.
  • Some tooth injuries can be stopped or repaired thanks to remineralization and infiltration techniques, thus avoiding having to make a filling.
  • When a tooth is damaged the treatment consists of removing the least amount of dental tissue. We try to preserve all the healthy tissue so that the tooth weakens as little as possible
  • For this, small cavities are made using hand instruments most of the time. This produces less discomfort as there is less pressure, heat, vibration, and sound during the treatment.
  • With this conservative and non-aggressive technique, in many cases, it will not be necessary to anesthetize.

Minimally invasive dentistry techniques

There are various techniques that are part of minimally invasive dentistry and that are the result of scientific research and innovation in recent years.


Demineralization occurs when there is a loss of minerals in the enamel that can be caused by an excess of bacterial plaque, by an acidification of the pH (caused by a high consumption of sugars) or by a deficit of salivary secretion; and causes the enamel to weaken and make it more prone to developing pathologies, such as cavities. We can combat it with a remineralizing treatment, mainly based on providing the tooth with the lost components so that the enamel recovers its mineralization. Remineralization is a preventive treatment that allows us to avoid pathologies and, therefore, is part of the philosophy of minimal invasion.

Air abrasion

Air abrasion is a way to treat cavities without having to anesthetize or use mechanical instrumentation such as turbines. It is a very minimally invasive technique and with very positive results, especially in children. The procedure consists of using pressurized air that expel tiny particles that cause an abrasion in the area of the cavities, eliminating it. After this procedure it is necessary to restore the tooth with a filling of biocompatible material.

Dental sealants

Sealants are a type of caps made of resin that are applied to molars and premolars. The goal of sealants is to prevent food debris and plaque from accumulating in the grooves of the teeth, preventing bacteria from taking advantage of them to create the chemical reactions necessary to cause cavities. With a simple procedure, a light-curing material is applied to the occlusal side of molars and premolars, filling the deepest spaces of the dental anatomy. It is a highly recommended preventive treatment to keep the teeth of children and adults free from cavities.

Minimally invasive orthodontics

Minimally invasive orthodontic dental alignment techniques do not require excessive use of force or external devices. They are techniques thanks to which the number of visits and their duration are reduced. They provide us with a great improvement in dental hygiene and greater aesthetics than conventional brackets.

These include Invisalign orthodontics and Damon or Tip-edge low friction orthodontics.

The use of a digital scanner with these orthodontic systems has great advantages and can provide us with the possibility of carrying out a computer-assisted study that shows us how the teeth will be aligned in their correct position and how the smile will be after performing the treatment.

Veneers with minimal dental preparation

Veneers are a sheet of thin material that is used to cover the outside of the teeth and restore them aesthetically. These types of materials allow us to remake the shape, change the color, hide imperfections and defects, etc., without having to modify the tooth itself. It is a very minimally invasive aesthetic procedure, which is superimposed on the external surface without damaging it and offers us spectacular results.

There are several types of veneers: bisphenol-free composite veneers, porcelain veneers and Lumineers veneers (ultra-thin veneers about 0.3mm thick. They differ from conventional veneers in that it is not necessary to carve the tooth, so anesthesia is not required).

Dental inlays

Dental inlays allow us to recover the structure and functionality of damaged teeth, especially after endodontics, when the tooth has a fracture or when it is insufficiently sized.

Inlays help us to preserve the healthy structure of the tooth to the maximum, avoiding dental reductions (dental carving) that are carried out in more aggressive treatments such as dental crowns.

From a mold of the patient's mouth, the inlays are fabricated in a laboratory with CAD-CAM technology and subsequently cemented into the affected teeth.