The Evolution of Dentistry

The Dental Crown - the good.

Traditionally the ultimate way to restore a tooth was with gold. Gold was the strongest, longest lasting restoration available.  Gold restorations conserved tooth structure because they came in different varieties depending on how big the restoration needed to be.  A well done gold restoration (including gold crowns) would last 20 - 40+ years.  Gold crowns became the standard way of restoring a tooth long term.  

The Dental Crown - the bad.

The problem was that these restorations were gold, and most people do not want gold teeth. They want white teeth.

This led dentistry down the road of composites, porcelains and ceramics.

Unfortunately as we went down this road, the longevity of the restorations was one of the first things to go. Very quickly restorations went from lasting decades to barely lasting years.

The Dental Crown - the bad gets worse.

Even more unfortunately, the process of preparing the tooth for these restorations became more destructive to the tooth. Healthy tooth structure was sacrificed in order for things to “look good”. The number of teeth needing root canals increased. The number of teeth that became non-restorable and were extracted increased as well.

The solution: An Alternative to the Crown.

Fortunately we finally have a solution that is not only as good as gold, it’s better!

We can make conversative, tooth colored restorations that last for decades!

What is the solution?  (And what the solution is not.)

The secret of success comes from years (decades) of research on adhesive dentistry.

Thousands of research is published each year about adhesive dentistry and most dentists are not able to keep up with all of the advances and changes.  Almost every aspect of advanced adhesive dentistry requires a different way of thinking and a different set of skills than what is taught in dental schools.  Dentists who apply these advanced techniques usually have to change the way they practice dentistry.

So the solution is not a certain product or material per se.  The solution is a new way of thinking.  It is a new way of treating teeth.  It is a new set of adhesive techniques that allow us to do things that previously could not be achieved.  

Biomimetic Dentistry

Biomimetic dentistry is the term used to describe dentistry done with these advanced techniques.

The benefits of having a tooth restored Biomimetically are instant and long lasting.

Finding a dentist to restore your teeth Biomimetically is paramount to keeping your teeth for a life time. Restoring teeth any other way leads to further tooth damage and eventual tooth loss. 

Everyone is happier!

Finally Dentists can offer a tooth colored restoration that not only looks good and feels good; it lasts a long time. 

The benefits of Biomimetic restorations include:

         less pain and frustration,

         teeth last longer,

         less root canals are needed,

         less time in the dental chair,

         money is saved,

         and patients are a whole lot happier!


Not all dentists are created equal.

Not all dentists do dentistry the same.

It does matter where you have your dentistry done.

We would love to be able help you!



The Dental Crown

Traditionally the “crown jewel” of dentistry because it was the ultimate way to restore a tooth. It was the strongest, longest lasting restoration available and great pride and effort went into doing them well.   








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