Traditional dentistry is centered on the fastest means of giving teeth their strength back. This often entails drilling teeth down as well as packing large restorations in-between the tooth and gum.The problem with this is that we’re not setting our teeth up for long-term success. If teeth are not properly cared for and treated, the likelihood of needing a root canal is almost guaranteed. In dentistry this is referred to as the “root canal cycle.”
In recent years, more and more practitioners are adopting the principles of Biomimetic Dentistry. Biomimetic Dentistry is not a quick fix, but rather an investment in your teeth. Longer but fewer appointments are necessary in order to achieve restorations that look, feel and function like your natural teeth. This is possible through tooth-conserving methods that only remove absolutely vital portions of the decayed tooth. We then place detailed restorations with materials that are biocompatible and flex with the changing temperatures of the mouth.
Biomimetic Dentistry typically results in more comfortable procedures for patients because there is less drilling involved. We even use different tools such as air abrasion technology, which functions as a gentle way to remove decay. If properly cared for, biomimetic restorations save patients time, money and one day their teeth! With a more conservative approach, it’s possible for a child to never know the sound of a drill.
Do you have questions about Biomimetic Dentistry that I didn’t cover in this blog? Feel free to reach out to us at 865-584-8630.