As a dentist for almost 20 years, I have always strived to provide the best possible care to our patients. By mastering the proper diagnostic and treatment protocols in efforts to preserve tooth structure, giving patients the best chance to maintain their dentitions in optimal health, therefore enhancing their overall quality of life and well-being.
The core purpose of biomimetic dentistry is to preserve the natural teeth and treat problems before they require reconstruction surgery.
If a tooth becomes fractured or begins to decay, that tooth is susceptible to more severe problems like infection or cavities. Biomimetic dentistry aims to address the concern immediately and strengthen the tooth, which can protect it from further destruction caused by bacteria.
For example: Rather than filling a cavity with external materials, biomimetic dentistry attempts to kill bacteria with non-invasive treatments and address the cause of the cavity to help prevent further tooth decay.
Approaching oral health care with biomimetic dentistry can dramatically reduce the need to remove teeth or grind them down for crowns, root canals, and other procedures.
Not only does preventative care help keep your natural teeth healthy, but it also eliminates expensive oral procedures that can be:
Biomimetic dentistry takes a ‘less is more’ approach, meaning that problems are corrected through a minimalist, less invasive, non-toxic treatment rather than grinding or removing teeth before it is absolutely necessary.
These biomimetic techniques are typically cheaper, quicker, and less painful than the more radical alternatives. More invasive dentistry can destroy natural teeth, which are permanently gone after adult teeth are removed.