ASHEVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2012) - Dr. Mark Kleive, an Asheville dentist, is an advocate and practitioner of minimally-invasive dentistry. He holds patient education as a top priority at his practice, and desires to work with patients to achieve their individual cosmetic dental goals. While planning the steps to reach these goals, Dr. Kleive upholds the philosophy that significant results can be achieved with a minimally-invasive approach to dental work.

According to Dr. Kleive, the main concept behind minimally-invasive dentistry is to conserve as much of the patient's natural tooth structure as possible, with the intent that these natural structures can be preserved for as long as possible. Dr. Kleive points out white filling materials are one major recent technological advancement that has allowed for such preservation. In addition to serving as a more aesthetically-pleasing alternative to traditional metallic fillings, white filling materials can be used to complement a minimally-invasive smile makeover in combination with porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.

Porcelain veneers have the greatest potential for a cosmetic impact, as they are used to repair minor damage such as chipped, scratched, crooked, or discolored teeth. By applying a porcelain veneer, Dr. Kleive is able to preserve the main structure of the tooth while addressing the cosmetic issue. Instead of having to replace or reshape the entire tooth, porcelain veneers or white filling materials allow a dentist to keep the remaining portion of the patient's tooth and recreate the missing or damaged part of the tooth. At his Black Mountain practice, Dr. Kleive uses veneers crafted by Mr. Dave Chermak, a certified dental technologist specializing in veneers. These veneers are made from the highest quality of porcelain so that Dr. Kleive's patients receive the most durable dental treatments available.

Dr. Kleive, a practitioner of dentistry in Asheville, suggests that the concepts of minimally invasive dentistry and preventative dentistry are not only related to one another, but inseparable. He seeks to maintain as much of a patient's natural tooth structure as possible, performing procedures that are designed to prevent further damage or decay. When working with a tooth that has a compromised structure, Dr. Kleive seeks to perform the least invasive procedure possible that will simultaneously deliver the maximum benefit for the patient. Keeping the notion of preventive dentistry in mind, he operates with the idea that the more natural tooth structures a patient keeps, the less synthetic material a dentist needs to construct or add. Dr. Kleive also believes minimally invasive dentistry should be the industry's standard model. Any procedure a dentist can perform that maintains the patient's natural, healthy teeth in place will lead to a more natural looking, cosmetically appealing smile.

About Mark Kleive, DDS
Dr. Mark Kleive, a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, is also a visiting faculty member at the Pankey Institute. The Pankey Institute is the premier facility for post-graduate dental education. At his Black Mountain practice, each member of Dr. Kleive's team has extensive training and experience in cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, as well as dental bonding and Invisalign®.

To contact Dr. Mark Kleive's practice, visit their website at or call 826-669-2974. The center's office is located at 3176 US 70 Highway, Black Mountain, NC 28711. The center's Facebook page can be found at

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