I am proud to be one of the leading “Tooth-Conserving” dental offices in Knoxville. This means I am a biomimetic dentist; a certified member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. I follow a biomimetic approach to dentistry which by definition means to mimic nature.
The best way to do this is by preserving as much of the natural tooth or teeth as possible anytime a procedure is needed.
It seems obvious that saving as much of any natural part of your body as possible is the best way to go. Surprisingly, very few dentists in the United States follow this philosophy, and many are still set in the traditional ways of “extension for prevention.”
What does this mean?
It means they drill further or remove more than is necessary. In many situations, this also means damaging perfectly healthy surrounding teeth.
What is Biomimetic Dentistry?
There is no better material for a tooth than the natural tooth’s structure itself. When you need a tooth restored or reconstructed due to decay or injury, the preservation of your natural tooth’s material and structure is always the top priority.
Biomimetic Dentistry is the restoration of teeth to emulate their natural form and function so they are strong, protected from bacterial infection, and can last significantly longer than they would after undergoing traditional restorative dentistry techniques.
The 4 Tenets of Biomimetic Dentistry:
- High-Tech: Strong, durable, tooth-colored composite tooth restorations are used to restore the problem tooth.
- Ultraconservative: The treatment minimizes cutting to avoid the removal of too much of the natural tooth structure and to keep a safe distance from the nerve.
- Minimally Invasive: Deep drilling is refrained from and drilling in general is minimized.
- Aesthetic Perfection: Each restoration is a customized work of art that looks and functions like natural teeth.
“Less Dentistry is the Best Dentistry”
Here in the greater Knoxville community, I am committed to preserving natural teeth and restoring them… without stress, pain, and a big price tag.
In keeping with my method of dental practice, I belong to The Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. This dynamic group of dentists adhere to the gold standard of Biomimetic Dentistry, which serves as an alternative to traditional dental therapy.
Biomimetic dentistry is designed to completely avoid all restorative dentistry complications by using the right materials and techniques the first time around to mimic your tooth’s structure.
It’s a win-win situation for everyone.