Biomimetic dentistry is all about loving your teeth, keeping your oral health in good condition, and conservatively but thoroughly addressing any teeth and gum problems. Biomimetic dentistry treatments elevate traditional restorative dentistry solutions by putting the health and composition of your teeth first. By preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, any tooth repairs that are conducted have a better chance of lasting longer, being more secure, and serving you better as a new foundation for your smile.
Here are just four ways biomimetic dentistry solutions can help you love your smile:
1. Invest in Biomimetic Porcelain Veneers
Just like traditional porcelain veneers, biomimetic porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry solution. However, there is one big difference: only about one-quarter millimeter of tooth enamel is removed in order to make room for the veneer. The loss of facial enamel – a great deal of which is sanded off in traditional veneer treatment – makes a tooth too flexible. When a tooth is not rigid enough, the bonding of the veneer may fail or not last. And, of course, the worst part is that, once removed, tooth enamel cannot be retrieved. Biomimetic porcelain veneers create that flawless, natural-looking smile without putting the stability of your natural teeth in jeopardy.
2. Choose Dental Onlays for a Damaged Tooth
No dental patient ever wants to hear the words “root canal.” And no biomimetic dentist wants a damaged tooth to be reduced to that possibility either. Enter a safer and far more stable solution: dental onlays. Similar to a tooth filling but less intensive than a crown, dental onlays are often referred to as a partial crown. This reliable and conservative solution restores functionality to a tooth and makes the damaged tooth blend in with the rest of your smile. Onlays are layered over your tooth enamel, forming the cusps of the teeth as necessary, until the damaged tooth mimics the appearance of a healthy tooth. Decay, cracks, chips, gaps, and even discoloration can be repaired with dental onlays.
3. Make Mercury-Free Fillings the Only Choice
For biomimetic dentists, mercury-free fillings are the only filling choice when it comes to restoring a tooth because of decay or damage. Silver or amalgam fillings were once the norm, and that left patients with very noticeable tooth repairs. Not to mention, the mercury in silver fillings leaches out every time you chew, entering the rest of your system and compromising your overall health. Composite, tooth-colored fillings are safer than any other type of fillings and mercury-free. Plus, tooth-colored fillings look natural, so no one ever needs to know that you’ve had a cavity repaired.
4. See a Biomimetic Dentist
If you have repeatedly suffered with all sorts of oral health problems, you may not be receiving the right type of dental solutions. A visit to a Moorestown biomimetic dentist will determine what’s really going on with your teeth and gums. You want to work with a dentist who is prepared to treat your oral health problems appropriately and conservatively. Far too often, decayed or damaged teeth are altered so greatly through traditional restorative dentistry techniques that there is barely any natural tooth remaining to sustain the repair. Biomimetic dentists make it their mission to emulate a tooth’s biomechanical and esthetic form and function. The goals are always to make a patient’s teeth as strong as possible, protect them from infection, and restore them to fully functioning by preserving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible.
Contact us at Moorestown Dental Professionals to schedule your consultation with an experienced biomimetic dentist.