What Is Biomimetic Dentistry?

Biomimetics is a scientific field that uses artificial mechanisms to copy natural ones. Dentists can apply these methods in their practice to achieve some amazing results. Biomimetic dentistry restores weak, fractured, and decayed teeth using the latest materials and technology. It mimics the teeth’s natural look and functionality. Not only is Biomimetic Dentistry the BEST way to do dentistry it is the RIGHT WAY to do dentistry.

Traditional Dentistry Versus Biomimetic Dentistry

Traditional dentistry used invasive procedures such as mercury or non-layered fillings, posts, and unnecessary teeth reduction. These techniques can fix damaged teeth, but they have led to bacterial infections and tooth fractures. Luckily, patients don’t have to undergo such procedures anymore. 

Biomimetic Dentistry has been around for 2 or 3 decades but using different names. It wasn’t until recently that the term “Biomimetics” came to be. Throughout the years, industry leaders have been doing extensive research and training to provide patients with the best dental care possible. The dental community is committed to training new dentists about biomimetics using peer-reviewed teaching techniques. 

I have been looking for ways to improve my dental services, and biomimetic dentistry helped me achieve enhanced results. This branch of dentistry uses minimally-invasive techniques to fix damaged teeth. It restores the teeth’s natural appearance and functionality using as much of the natural tooth as possible.

The Advantages of Biomimetic Dentistry

As you can imagine, biomimetic dentistry has many advantages.

  • Retains the Natural Tooth

Biomimetic dentistry retains as much of the damaged tooth as possible. Technological advances have minimized the need to shrink teeth. 

  • Increased Bond Strength 

Hybrid layers provide up to a 400% increase in bond strength, making fillings as strong as natural teeth. The strong bond allows the biomimetically-enhanced teeth to look and function like natural teeth. With biomimetically-enhanced teeth, you can chew without causing residual stress. 

  • Long-Term Seal 

The long-term seal I use prevents cracks that can lead to bacterial infections. This seal minimizes the need for future bridges, implants, root canals, and tooth extractions by as much as 90%. 

  • Enhanced Pulp Vitality 

Maintaining a high-bonded seal provides long-term protection against decay, dental fractures, and pulp deaths. 

  • Decreased Residual Stress

Because of the weak seals used in the past, constant chewing eventually led to debonding, gaps, cracks, deformation, and recurring decay. Biomimetic dentistry has improved the enhanced teeth’s likeness to natural ones, leading to decreased residual stress. 

  • Minimized Post-Operative Sensitivity

My patients who have undergone biomimetic procedures reported little to no post-operative sensitivity. Patients who don’t experience any sensitivity can go back to their usual routine on the same day. 

  • Restore Badly Damaged Teeth

One of the things I like most about biomimetic procedures is that I can now treat some cases once deemed as unrestorable. If you have badly damaged teeth, schedule an appointment today to see if biomimetics can help you. 

  • Cost-Effective

Given the future procedures biomimetic dentistry can prevent, treatments are now less expensive in the long term. 

  • Restore Your Teeth

Biomimetic dentistry allows me to restore your teeth in the most natural way possible. My patients are happy with the results. I can bring back your smile too. 

Upcoming Event on July 13th - Exploring Dental Materials: Shrinkage Stress & Mechanical Properties- Dr. Nate Lawson