Drs. Amy and Todd Kinney are dedicated to the practice of integrative dentistry. Integrative dentistry is an approach to dental care that recognizes how the health of the mouth and the body are connected. The latest medical research strongly supports that the health of all the bodily systems—especially the endocrine, immune, nervous, cardiovascular, and oral cavity—share common connections. Dental mercury (silver amalgam fillings) and other metals, dental infections, TMJ/bite problems, and sleep apnea are just a few examples of oral issues than can affect overall health. With an integrative approach, dental and medical care can be tailored to specifically address the underlying causes of disease, rather than just treat the symptoms.
Bioesthetic Dentistry is an approach to traditional dental care that seeks to maintain optimal function of the teeth, jaw joints, bones, nerves, muscles, lips, and tongue. It sees these not as individual parts but as a collective system.
It also allows us to observe problems before symptoms begin to occur. The result of high-quality bioesthetic dentistry is a more functional bite, maximum dental health, and an attractive smile.
At Insight Integrative Dentistry, we are committed to incorporating bioesthetic dentistry into both the traditional dental services and the advanced care we provide.
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As bioesthetic dentists, we perform x-ray examinations of the jaw joints, teeth, and facial bones; we also use special instruments to check jaw alignment. When issues are discovered, we may create a temporary splint called a maxillary anterior guided orthotic (MAGO), which is worn for 2 to 4 months to correct jaw position. We maintain jaw position by reshaping the biting surfaces of teeth and applying crowns, veneers, bonding, or braces as necessary.