A primary goal of biomimetic dentistry is to protect as much of the natural teeth as possible during treatment. Biomimetic dental procedures restore teeth in a durable and minimally invasive way. The outcomes from this approach are more robust and aesthetically pleasing.
Dentists can effectively prevent bacteria from entering the tooth by using adhesive techniques. This, in turn, protects against degeneration and infection. Sixty percent to ninety percent of crowns and root canals are unnecessary, thanks to these methods. This method also reverses tooth decay with re-mineralization procedures.
What is Faulty About Traditional Dentistry?
Conventional dental procedures are intrusive and remove significant amounts of healthy tooth tissue. Full coverage dental restorations, like crowns, necessitate this process. Unfortunately, the metals, alloys and cements employed in these treatments do not act as a sealant for the tooth. On the contrary, they pose a threat to its organic makeup.
Unfortunately, this outdated method is still promoted as the norm in dental education today. When it comes to dental care, conventional wisdom recommends root canal therapy over Pulp Regenerative Therapy (also known as a Pulp Cap). This is because pulp treatment techniques are labor-intensive and time-consuming.
The likelihood of failure and complications increases as the extent of an operation increases. For example, fractures are more likely to occur after root canal treatment or placing a post in a tooth. Sometimes crowns can irritate the gums. And they run the risk of having the cement wash out from under them, allowing rot to form.
The use of large silver or open white composite resin fillings causes recurrent decay and results in restorations that are both bulky and uncomfortable to wear. These are not at all like natural teeth in appearance. Instead, it promotes the development of gum disease by accumulating plaque and tartar (chronic inflammation and bone loss). The monetary and life costs of these failures are high.
How is Biomimetic Dentistry Better?
When restoring damaged, fractured or rotting teeth with biomimetic techniques, the objective is to restore the tooth to its original strength, aesthetic and function. Using materials that resemble enamel and dentin, biomimetic dental treatments attempt to mirror natural teeth as closely as possible without causing any more damage.
Also, the nervous dental patient will feel much better after seeing a dentist who is highly cautious about removing natural tooth structures and intent on reducing intrusive drilling.
Biomimetic dentists repair and preserve your tooth to the fullest extent. For instance, if a patient has a cracked tooth, a biomimetic dentist sterilizes and fills the fracture with a composite material instead of drilling the crack away.
Experience the Difference of Biomimetic Dentistry for Yourself
Feel free to contact Envision Dental for more information about this exceptional dentistry approach or to schedule a dental appointment and experience the difference of seeing a biomimetic dentist.