Less can be more when it comes to dentistry
Have you ever visited the dentist for tooth pain and been told you needed a crown? Chances are that you have. For many years, it seemed a crown was the only choice you had.
While it is sometimes necessary, thanks to advancements in the field you now have options. It’s called minimally invasive dentistry and the goal is to conserve as much of the tooth structure as possible using the least amount of dentistry.
Dr. Richard D. Mohrlock, whose practice is in the Tri-City area one block from the Tri-City Medical Center, is a big proponent of this type of dentistry and he is happy to offer these services to his patients.
“Minimal drilling is possible because of adhesive and bondable, tooth-colored fillings,” Dr. Mohrlock said. “These materials are so strong that we don’t have to do as many crowns as we used to. There are too many crowns out there that aren’t necessary.”
This is music to the ears of many patients, who have grown accustomed to getting crowns that require multiple visits. Dr. Mohrlock and his team will make every effort to keep your tooth in tact and have you on your way.
In practice for more than 30 years, Dr. Mohrlock has treated generations of families and has established a personal connection with his patients. He provides general dentistry, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and is an expert in TMJ treatment.
As a resident of the community he serves, Dr. Mohrlock takes pride in his work. “My ideal patient is someone who recognizes and appreciates honesty and integrity,” he said. “I will never recommend services that you don’t need.”
This is especially important in dentistry, as some patients have anxiety surrounding their dental care. “Just about everybody has some apprehension about the dentist,” Dr. Mohrlock said. “Our office has a relaxed and friendly mood,” he said. “I don’t double book. I spend time with my patients and I never see more than one person at a time. I like to get to know my patients.”
The staff makes the experience comfortable and efficient for patients.
“I have a really wonderful staff, from the front office manager to the dental assistant to the hygienist,” Dr. Mohrlock said.
“Minimally invasive dentistry is a win-win,” Dr. Mohrlock said. “Patients maintain tooth structure with fewer appointments. It’s a source of pride for me. It’s very fulfilling to provide this level of care.”
Dr. Mohrlock is located at 2067 W. Vista Way, Suite 190 in the Vista Medical Plaza. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, visit www.drmohrlock.com or call (760) 967-9777.