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Biomimetic Dentistry

June 18, 2019

Biomimetic dentistry, unlike traditional prosthodontics, returns full function to dental tissues such as enamel, dentin and dej.

Traditional prosthodontics focus on stabilizing and retaining teeth. However, biomimetic approaches can return functionality to the teeth through a hard tissue bond.

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Biomimetic Restorations

These include stress-reduced direct composite restorations, porcelain/composite inlays and onlays that restore the biomechanics of damaged and broken teeth.

This approach stands in stark contrast with traditional treatments like gold crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns, and amalgam fillings.

What Is Biomimetic Dentistry?

Biomimetic translates to “life-like copy”. This encompasses the entirety of the biomimetic dentistry goal.

When teeth are broken decayed or damaged, they need to be restored to their original strength and function while keeping the aesthetics of the teeth. Biomimetic dentistry achieves this!

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A Different Approach

While traditional approaches focus on the strength of the restoration, biomimetic dentistry focuses on returning the tooth to a functional state.

According to the Academy of Biometric Dentistry, this eliminates the need for more invasive treatments and reduces the risk of root canals.

Biomimetic dentistry only removes the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. Then, the final restoration is bonded to the healthy, natural tooth structure that remains intact.

Best Modern Dentistry

Biomimetic dentistry is a product of innovation. It is being utilized in many great institutes around the world.

To learn more about this revolutionary new technique, contact us today!