34500 Chardon Rd. Unit 1, Willoughby Hills OH 44094|

Micro Air Abrasion Dentistry

As a conservative, caring dentist, Dr. Stern would ideally like to help patients maintain their highest level of oral health, preventing the development of cavities and other dental problems with ongoing care and lifestyle guidance. There are times, however, when patients come to us in need of restorative care in the way of dental fillings.

Filling cavities both small and large is something that dentists have done successfully for many years. Although this is one of the most basic dental services provided, many people feel anxious about undergoing treatment, finding the administration of local anesthetic and the drilling away of damaged tooth structure unpleasant.

With an eye on patient comfort, Dr. Stern began investigating alternatives to the standard dental filling several years ago. Of his research came NO DRILLING FILLINGS™, a method of treating teeth pioneered and trademarked by our office. This method of filling cavities brings our patients a comfortable alternative for restorative care, and is effective as a treatment in certain areas of damage.

Dr. Michael Stern talks about Micro Air Abrasion Dentistry



NO DRILLING FILLINGS™ removes damaged areas of tooth structure using a gentle stream of sand and air, functioning like a micro-sandblaster. Not only does this method allow a significant percentage of patients to receive care without the need for local anesthesia, NO DRILLING FILLINGS™ is also gentle and quiet, increasing overall comfort and peace of mind. This technique is highly effective at removing areas of damage, while leaving healthy tooth structure intact.

After the removal of damaged tissue with the NO DRILLING FILLINGS™ technique, we are able to restore the stable chewing surface of the tooth with healthy, tooth-colored materials. The materials we use are incredibly strong, hardening so quickly that our patients are generally able to resume normal speaking and eating immediately, even in instances where more than one tooth has been filled during a single visit.

No Drilling Fillings Willoughby Hills - No Drilling Fillings Preparation tip used for NO DRILLING FILLINGS™.
No Drilling Fillings Willoughby Hills - Decay Area Decay area removed without drilling.
No Drilling Fillings Willoughby Hills - Tooth Restored Tooth restored to normal
strength and function without drilling or anesthesia.

"No needles? No drills? No Kidding!"

NO DRILLING FILLINGS™ incorporates our innovative combination of technique and equipment, allowing us to reduce or completely do away with the need for drilling and injections of numbing medication in many situations. We may not be able to use such techniques for all dental needs, but at least half of all filling work can be completed with NO DRILLING FILLINGS™, leading to better dental experiences.