Biomimetic dentistry involves the use of innovative, less invasive techniques to restore a patient’s oral health. Traditional dental techniques often result in the removal of more healthy tooth structure than is necessary, resulting in complications such as sensitivity, root canals, and even tooth loss.
Biomimetic dentistry is gaining popularity as more people become aware that there is a more conservative approach to preserving their natural teeth longer.
As a basic definition, a biomimetic dentist is a general dentist that uses and integrates biomimetic techniques in their practice.
A biomimetic dentist focuses on preventing dental problems by looking at any oral health issue as a part of a patient’s systemic health. This means that a biomimetic dentist does not isolate the rest of the body from the mouth, but tries to see the connection between all systems in the body, and how they can influence each other.
Some biomimetic dentists can work with a combination of treatments that are in line with the biomimetic dentistry approach, thus helping their patients promote healing and regeneration. The ultimate aim is to leave as much natural, healthy tissue in the mouth as possible, while using the most biocompatible materials available to restore any damage.
To become a Biomimetic Dentist, it is necessary to have advanced continuing education, in-depth understanding of materials and bonding techniques. The core concept of Biomimetic Dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. When treatment is needed, a Biomimetic Dentist will only remove the decayed part of the tooth and, whenever possible, will avoid unnecessary root canal procedures.
Biomimetic dentistry is practiced by taking into account how a patient’s overall health affects their oral health, and vice-versa.
Treatments used by biomimetic dentists use conservative techniques that remove as little healthy tooth structure as possible. Biomimetic dentistry also focuses on the use of biocompatible materials as opposed to materials that use different substances that are less compatible with the body’s natural tissues.
“Biomimetic" simply means to mimic nature. The goal of biomimetic dentistry is to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible while still providing long-lasting and predictable restorations. The aim of biomimetic dentistry is to restore your tooth to its original strength, shape, and function. Biomimetic dentists use materials that closely mimic the properties of your natural tooth.
Biomimetic dentistry is an option for anyone that shares the same values as biomimetic dentists and views dentistry and oral health from a similar perspective. Because biomimetic dentistry is focused on using materials that function in the same way your natural tissues do, there is often less time spent healing, and less potential for developing complications after treatment. If you are looking for a biomimetic approach to your oral health care, know that the research is personal and depends on your unique needs and preferences.
Traditional dentistry uses old techniques that result in the unnecessary removal of healthy tooth structure, making the remaining tooth weaker. This creates more complications than solutions, such as sensitivity, the need for root canals, fractures, and ultimately, loss of the tooth.
Biomimetic Dentistry, on the other hand, is a modern and extensively researched approach that requires advanced training. It is minimally invasive, using conservative cavity removal techniques and building up the tooth incrementally, layer by layer, with materials that closely mimic natural tooth properties. This approach leads to successful, long-lasting restorations and preservation of pulp vitality.
If you are curious about biomimetic dentistry, we are more than happy to answer your questions.
You can learn more about biomimetic dentistry and our approach to oral health by visiting us at Monarch Dental Arts.
Dr. Anna Paholiouk has a biomimetic approach that she adapts to the unique needs of her patients. She always tries to maintain as much of the tooth structure as her main focus is preservation. Is the only accredited member of Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry in Orange County, CA.
Contact us to ask any questions you may have and schedule your appointment with Dr. Anna.