Many people have never heard of biomimetic dentistry, but it’s one of the most exciting new trends in the world of dental treatment.
The term “biomimetic dentistry” comes from the word mimic, which is exactly what this type of dentistry is designed to do. Instead of visibly artificial dental work, biomimetic dental work looks as close to natural as possible.
Benefits of Biomimetic Dentistry
There are some distinct benefits to biomimetic dentistry, including:
Realistic-looking restorations instead of artificial and obvious filings
Improved bond strength between restorations and teeth
Lower risk of leakage and micro-gaps
Lower risk of future need for root canal or crowns
Less pain and sensitivity post-procedure
In appearance and performance, teeth that are restored using biomimetic dentistry closely resemble natural teeth. They are stronger and allow patients to chew and eat completely normally.
WHAT CAN BIOMIMETIC DENTISTRY BE USED FOR?
Biomimetic dentistry can be used in a variety of tooth restoration processes, including dental bonding and smile makeovers, and there are benefits to each kind of restoration.
When performing fillings, biomimetic dentists remove as little as possible of the original tooth, while still removing any damage or infection. Advanced materials and methods are used to restore the tooth, with the goal of achieving the strongest possible bond between tooth and filling.
Teeth can also be crowned using biomimetic methods. By using advanced materials and techniques, your dentist can create a restored tooth that is as close as possible to a natural tooth in both appearance and strength. So, there’s a lot less chance that you will need your crown repaired due to ordinary daily eating and drinking.
Even root canals benefit from biomimetic methods. By creating a strong, durable seal on the affected tooth, biomimetic dentistry helps to prevent the need for repeat treatments of the same tooth
HOW DOES BIOMIMETIC DENTISTRY WORK?
Biomimetic dentistry uses materials that minimize polymerization stress. This is a process in traditional fillings and crowns that causes the filling or crown material to shrink, which in turn reduces the bond strength.
Combined with unique and clever methods like applying resin in thinner layers and allowing it to harden before applying the next layer, biomimetic dentists can use similar materials but get better results than ordinary dentists.