Biomimetic dentistry focuses on tooth preservation by treating fractured and decayed teeth in a way that keeps them strong and safe.
The goal of biomimetic dentistry is to restore damaged, broken, and decayed teeth. Biomimetic dentistry strives to return the tooth to its original strength, function, and appearance. Patients with strong tooth structure are less likely to need crowns, root canals and extractions.
Preserving tooth structure should be the primary goal because the human tooth is designed by nature to withstand the pressure of daily activity. Molars have ridges and sluice-ways that are specifically designed for chewing, while front teeth are reinforced to bite and cut into food.
Unfortunately, some dentists will over prepare teeth for crowns and other procedures by removing more of the natural tooth than they need to. While creating beautiful crowns is desirable, preserving tooth structure is even more important.
Leaving a strong tooth structure means a long-lasting restoration, especially on premolars and anterior teeth that are narrower than molars. Even the best restorations may need to be replaced someday, and that can only be done if the tooth structure is preserved; saving tooth structure begins at preparation.
One of the most important parts of tooth preparation is an immediate dentin sealing (IDS), which is when the dentist applies a bonding agent to the freshly cut dentin (part of the tooth) during preparation for restorations such as inlays, onlays and crowns.
Immediate dentin sealing protects the dentin from bacterial infection and reportedly reduces pain for patients.
If you've got a problem with your teeth and/or gums, that problem will not likely go away by itself, please call our office at (818) 508–7272 and make an appointment today. The earlier the problem is treated, the more of your teeth can be preserved! We are happy to answer all your questions.