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Minimally Invasive Dentistry

At North Aurora Smiles in North Aurora, IL, we have an overall philosophy to be minimally invasive when doing any dental procedure.  It is why Dr. Hammad Aziz is an active member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. The academy trains dentists to rebuild teeth to their proper biologic foundations and to use materials that simulate the natural teeth more closely.

What is minimally invasive dentistry?

Ensuring that all procedures are as conservative as possible, preserving the natural tooth structure, whenever possible. Patients will feel at ease in the dental chair knowing that only the damaged or decayed tooth structure will be removed with a goal of preserving the sound tooth for increased strength and retention of the restoration. 

 It is with this philosophy in mind that we at North Aurora Smiles also offer air abrasion technology, or “no-drill dentistry.” With this technology much of the good tooth can be preserved since no drill bit actually touches the tooth. With this method, fine streams of particles are aimed at the area to remove the decayed portion of the tooth to prepare it for a filling. It’s almost like a mini-sandblaster that gets the tooth ready for a filling when a cavity is present.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive dentistry?

  • Maintaining natural tooth structures
  • Longer lasting restorations due to smaller fillings and more tooth preserved
  • Less drilling needed
  • Faster and effective treatment of various dental concerns
  • Less post-op sensitivity
  • More cosmetic by preserving the visible tooth structure

If you reside in the community of North Aurora, IL, and are interested in a more positive experience at the dental office, it might be time to work with a dental provider who offers minimally invasive dentistry. Drs. Hammad Aziz and Stephanie Janes of North Aurora Smiles work to provide a wide selection of services in the area of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry and do so while ensuring conservative care. Contact the office by calling (630) 984-2223 and request a consultation appointment at 601 Randall Crossing Lane. We serve new and established patients at our facility, including those who live in the surrounding communities of Yorkville, Sycamore, Sugar Grove, and St. Charles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Assuring that all operations are as conservative as feasible and that natural tooth structure is preserved wherever possible. It focuses on assessing cavities, early identification, and preservation of teeth.

You will be at peace in the dentist’s chair since only the damaged or decaying tooth structure will be removed to maintain the healthy tooth for greater strength and stability of the restoration. Additionally most times no numbing is required since the procedure is so conservative. This means no shots!

No-drill dentistry or air abrasion technique. Because no drill bit touches the tooth, this procedure helps to maintain healthy tooth structure. Fine streams of particles are directed toward the region to remove the decaying section of the tooth and prepare it for filling.

They aid in preserving natural tooth structures and provide longer-lasting restorations due to smaller fillings and better tooth preservation. They offer speedier and more effective treatment for various dental issues, with reduced postoperative irritation.

Dr. Hammad Aziz, North Aurora Smiles, IL
Dr. Stephanie Janes, North Aurora Smiles, IL

North Aurora Smiles

North Aurora Smiles is a patient-centered practice offering gentle, comprehensive dental care services for the whole family. Our top priority is to ensure the optimal health and wellness of our patients, and helping them to achieve healthy beautiful smiles for life. The doctors pride themselves on being whole-health focused with an overall philosophy of being minimally invasive in their dental treatment.

Dr. Hammad Aziz is a skilled and experienced professional, having graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Cum Laude with departmental honors and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. He is certified in Invisalign, Dental Implants, Six Month Smiles (invisible, clear braces), Sleep Apnea/Snoring with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Institute for Cranio-Facial Sleep Medicine. Dr. Aziz is also certified in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Therapy, and is a BLS (CPR) Healthcare Provider / ACLS Certified. He is an active member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Founding Member and President Elect of the CM Dental Society, and Past President and Member of the Aurora Dental Society.

Dr. Stephanie Janes earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine. While there, she also earned a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration and a Humanitarian Award on behalf of the International College of Dentists. Later, she completed a General Practice Residency through the University of Chicago at NorthShore University HealthSystemEvanston Hospital. She gained hospital dentistry experience with a focus on medically-compromised patients and emergency dentistry. This program enabled her to enhance her comprehensive dental skills, especially in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She is also certified in therapeutic botox and dermal filler treatments to relieve bruxism (clenching and grinding) and TMJ pains, which she is passionate about.