Why Should I See a SPEAR Dentist?
The SPEAR Institute is a professional organization committed to educating dental providers on innovative techniques and therapies to enhance their patients’ dental health and overall wellness.
Instead of patching up a tooth with a filling, SPEAR-trained dentists act as detectives: identifying risk factors and even medical conditions that can compromise your smile. Perhaps it’s a case of gastroesophageal reflux that’s exposing your enamel to acid erosion, or a case of sleep apnea triggering you to clench your teeth at night.
Each tooth, muscle, tissue, or even disease plays a role. They are not assumed to always be independent of one another.
Whatever it is, SPEAR dentists focus on assessing both the cause and the after effects, so that you can enjoy a healthy smile without additional problems creeping up in the future. Identifying and attending to root health issues helps ensure your dental health, as well as your overall physical longevity.The traditional approach would be to simply treat one tooth at a time, as problems develop, without deeply considering potential underlying factors.
Comprehensive Services Catered to Precise Needs
One of the things that you’ll find different about exams with Dr. Lopez is how you play a vital role in co-planning your own treatment. This involves sharing a comprehensive medical history, discussing your immediate and long-term smile needs, and inspecting dental images alongside us. All of our findings are shared with you, so that you can make an educated decision about your oral health.
Choosing the Best Treatment
Depending on the underlying causes of your dental needs, a SPEAR-trained dentist like Dr. Lopez will implement both preventive and restorative techniques such as oral splints, a sleep study, or even dental implants. Each option is just a piece of the puzzle, working together to compliment your smile while enhancing your health.
At Riggs Family Dental, our Chandler dentist implements SPEAR techniques and methodologies into the care of each patient who we see. No need is too large or small. Find out how Dr. Lopez can help you enjoy the smile that you deserve. Call us today to schedule – we’re open early and on weekends!