What is biomimetic dentistry?

bio     +     mimetic

life            to mimic


A biomimetic approach to dentistry requires:

    • conserving as much of the natural tooth as possible
    • preserving tooth vitality and preventing unnecessary root canals
    • restoring teeth that would otherwise need an extraction
    • increasing the bond strength of our restorations by 400%
    • minimizing the shrinkage stress on the teeth
    • eliminating sensitivity
    • creating long-lasting restorations that prevent complications experienced with traditional approaches

Traditional Dentistry vs. Biomimetic Dentistry

traditional

  • outdated
  • more drilling
  • more root canals
  • weakens teeth
  • looks & feels fake
  • replacements needed every 5 to 10 years

biomimetic

  • innovative & advanced
  • less drilling
  • less root canals
  • strengthens teeth
  • looks & feels natural
  • potentially no replacements needed, no future expenses

Wh​at We Do

Every aspect of our services are focused on what you, as the patient, want for your teeth -- this includes general dentistry. General dentistry is the practice of dentistry that is oriented toward the prevention of disease. By placing a strong emphasis on oral health and hygiene, general dentistry helps people avoid the progression of oral diseases. If left untreated, oral diseases can eventually result in pain, more costly and complex treatment, and lost time at work, school, and/or free time.


In addition to focusing on prevention, we strive to restore damaged teeth with restorations that mimic natural teeth in appearance, function, & strength (biomimetic dentistry). By doing dentistry this way, all of the healthy tooth structure is preserved. Only the damaged portion of the tooth is removed, which means less drilling, a great prognosis for keeping your natural teeth longer, and a lesser chance of more invasive and costly procedures in the future. 


There are also some who are truly seeking for the type of dentistry that will not only be beneficial to their teeth but will be of upmost benefit to their health as well. Some call this "biological," "green," "natural," or "holistic." Material testing can be performed by a local laboratory for those who have chemical sensitivities. This is the best way to find out which materials can be used without any problems. After corroborating with dentists who have been doing this kind of testing for many years, we have noticed that certain materials repeatedly test safe for almost all people and these are the same materials we routinely use for all of our patients. You can rest assured that the restorative materials we use in your mouth are the healthiest and the best.