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Dental Practice Types

1. Fine Dentistry and Prevention – This type of dentistry is dedicated to achieving optimum health and optimum repair of the oral health system. A thorough examination is completed, and goal setting is instituted to create a master plan, with the ultimate goal of protecting and preserving the oral complex. Good daily oral hygiene habits and a strict regime of professional examinations and cleanings to prevent decay and gum disease are crucial to continued good oral health.

2. Maintenance Dentistry – The quality of care is good, and preventive measures are fairly effective, but the patient is not dedicated to achieving optimum repair. Optimum repair of the natural teeth has as its goal the restoration of teeth to ideal beauty, function, comfort, and longevity. Usually maintenance dentistry is intermediate dentistry, such as silver and plastic fillings, which may last only 3 to 5 years. Maintenance dentistry is removable partial dentures rather than fixed or stationary bridgework.

3. Repair-Oriented Practice – No long-term thought is given to either prevention of decay, gum disease, or bite (occlusion-related) problems. Teeth are filled as they break, and when gums bleed badly enough, patients have their teeth cleaned. We believe that this describes 70% of the dental practices in the United States today. The interesting thing about the patients who go to this type of practice is that they don't like it, but they’ve more or less given up on dentistry and what it can do for them.

4. Emergency Practice – Patients are seen only for emergency treatment. The majority of patients in this type of practice eventually lose their teeth, usually by the age of 35 to 50, depending on heredity.

Please note that we draw a line between type 2 and type 3 dental practices. Dr. Polansky and our team have no interest in being either a drill, fill, and bill repair-oriented practice or an emergency-only practice. In order for us to enjoy our practice and our lives, we believe that we must provide a worthwhile service for people whom we value and respect. Dr. Polansky believes in establishing long-term relationships built on freedom of choice, mutual respect, and value for each other and what we represent to each other.

Our Type of Practice

Our office is a fine dentistry and prevention practice. Advanced dental education has enabled Dr. Polansky to develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to customize your dental care to fit your specific circumstances, needs, desires, and concerns in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and implant dentistry.

"It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the masses."

– Dag Hammarskjold

Artistic Vision, Dental Innovation.

For cosmetic dentistry in Cherry Hill, call our dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Polansky. Our Cherry Hill office serves Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas.

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