Understanding Biomimetic Dentistry

9 May

If you freak out at the mention of a root canal or placement of a crown over your tooth, then biomimetic dentistry is the best option for you. This well thought method of treatment is concerned with your oral health and therefore seeks to limit the excessive removal of good tooth structure and prevent the reoccurrence of tooth decay, disease, or damage. Therefore, with this treatment, you won’t require those overly-expensive dental restorations.

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The Difference between Biomimetic and Conventional Dentistry

Biomimetic dentistry differs from the traditional dentistry in several ways. These include:

The Restorative Dental Cycle is Avoided with Biomimetic Dentistry

The aim of most conventional dental practices like the filling of teeth and placement of crowns is to reinforce and strengthen a tooth that has issues. Unfortunately, this kind of treatment often harms the neighboring teeth. Sometimes a crown affects the teeth next to it, and this initiates a cycle of problems or transmission of issues throughout the mouth even to the healthy teeth. Apart from this, the conventional treatments dictate that part of the healthy teeth is removed.

However, in the holistic dentistry, this kind of cycle is stopped. Biomimetic dentists only remove the damaged part without touching your healthy teeth; then seals the tooth to protect it from decay and infections. The dentist also bonds the tooth to the healthy teeth to keep it strong. In addition, biomimetic dentistry only uses inlays, onlays, and other better alternatives to crowns and fillings. These resilient biomimetic materials are more durable and hence do not require replacements over time. And as a result, biomimetic dentistry has seen a very high success rate in breaking the restorative dental cycle.

Procedures of Root Canal versus Biomimetic Dentistry

Root canal treatment is a very delicate procedures performed in dentistry. Luckily, biomimetic dentistry can you avoid this kind of treatment. When treating a root canal, the dentist has to remove all the affected tissues and nerve, then fill and seal the tooth. The dentist then drills the tooth structure to create enough space for the placement of a crown.

In the biomimetic dentistry practice, on the other hand, the dentist does not remove the nerves. Once the tooth structure that is decayed is carefully removed, the dentist then seals off the nerve instead of removing it. This sealing ensures that no food particles or bacteria can penetrate hence prevents further damage or decay. The use of advanced techniques enables the dental work to function just like a natural tooth.

Our Biomimetic Dentistry Service

If you visit Dr. Trevelin, you will have a chance of getting a treatment that is highly preventive, cosmetic and restorative to your teeth. Dr. Trevelin uses this tooth conserving restoration technique to treat a number of issues without damaging the tooth structure. The procedures involved are less invasive, and the treatment preserves the teeth and gums.

Therefore, contact Dr. Trevelin today to get a safe, healthier, and less painful treatment that won’t compromise your tooth’s natural functioning and aesthetics.

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