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How Can Biomimetic Dentistry Save Your Natural Teeth?

July 28, 2021 | Biomimetic Dentistry | The Office of Palisades Dentists

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As a dental patient, the last thing you would want is to have a treatment that leaves you at a greater risk of tooth breakdown or infection. This is where biomimetic dentistry comes in. 

Biomimetic dentistry is a minimally invasive approach that attempts to preserve your natural tooth structure instead of simply going for more invasive root canals and caps. The technique is centered on conserving the integrity of the natural tooth as best as possible.

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Unlike traditional dentistry that sometimes uses materials and techniques that damage the tooth structure, biomimetic dentistry uses materials that mimic your natural teeth, helping to save as much of the tooth as possible when restoring teeth.

To help you better understand how the biomimetic approach works to save your natural tooth when it is damaged due to decay or fracture, keep reading and then contact us for an appointment.

Biomimetic Treatment Requires Less Drilling

Instead of using dental drills, biomimetic dentists, whenever possible, will use other methods to treat and preserve the natural tooth that you still have, including the use of advanced materials to retain the inherent natural properties of the tooth.

Additionally, laser dentistry can be used to remove decay and damaged tissues without drilling for a painless and stress-free restoration that saves you time and money.

Biomimetic Restorations Are Multi-Layered Incrementally

When your tooth is restored biomimetically, the layers are specifically designed to mimic the layers and properties of the natural tooth. This significantly improves the tooth function, making it hard enough to withstand pressures but still soft enough to flex and move as normal teeth do. 

Hard crowns and fillings rarely offer this flexibility, which can lead to breaks and cracks in your natural teeth. This could eventually result in further damage and costly dental repairs.

The Best Chance at Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

This less invasive approach means that the natural tooth is left untouched as much as possible, helping to preserve the pulp of the tooth. Additionally, any lost tooth structure is replaced with composite resin and other biocompatible restorations that completely restore the tooth’s natural strength and function, allowing you to use your teeth for many years to come.

The best part is that these materials closely resemble your natural tooth, so you don’t have to worry about your smile aesthetics.

Interested in Learning More?

Biomimetic dentistry is dentistry done right. The experienced dentists at Palisades Dentists are experts in the biomimetic treatment of damaged teeth. 

We are committed to maintaining your beautiful smile by preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. For more information on this alternative dentistry approach and how it can help ensure you maintain a natural, healthy smile, contact us at 310-459-2303 or fill our online contact form to schedule a consultation.