In the late 20th century, some dentists recommended replacing otherwise healthy teeth with implants and bridges. Many dentists pushed for artificial teeth because fake teeth did not require as much maintenance: Dentures did not get cavities and never hurt. If a tooth cracked, crown replacements easily made the tooth look as good as new. While these procedures were very expensive back then, they were quite popular because they promised patients freedom from frail teeth.
In 2000, dentists went back to what Dr. Receveur has been espousing all along: conservative dentistry. At a time when some dentists were on an extraction binge, when perfectly good teeth were being pulled out and replaced, Dr. Receveur advocated retaining a patient’s natural teeth for as long as possible. He believed that even if teeth sometimes crack, hurt and get cavities, they are still the best option for biting and chewing.
Dr. Receveur tries to keep a patient’s teeth as long as possible. If millions of years of evolution have made teeth so efficient, it doesn’t make sense to remove them due to some limitations. The only time that Dr. Receveur will recommend replacing a tooth with an artificial one (or to create a bridge over two teeth) is if a tooth cannot be saved.
Dentistry has gone through a lot over the years, only to come full circle in the 21st century. Thankfully, some dentists have stayed the course and not given in to the popular gimmicks of the day.
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New Albany Dental Implants is dedicated to complex rehabilitative dentistry, dental implants, teeth-in-a-day, cosmetic dentistry and IV sedation. We handle all of your dental needs in one convenient office location. Get a Galileo 3D CT Scan for precise and accurate evaluation, and then have Dr. Receveur recommend the best option to meet your needs and budget.