Improving Your Oral Health Through Biomimetic Dentistry
If you’re looking for a modern approach to dentistry, that’s where biomimetic dentistry comes in! Keep reading to learn how you can benefit from this new, innovative service at Lazare Biomimetic Dentistry and Smile Design.
What is Biomimetic Dentistry?
According to the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, biomimetic dentistry focuses on conserving and treating weak, fractured, and decayed teeth. The least invasive approach is used to preserve as much of a natural tooth as possible, correcting damage before more occurs.
Modern Approaches for a Modern Smile
Did you know that some of the methods typically used at the dentist are more than 100 years old? The critical difference between traditional dentistry is that biomimetic dentistry aims to keep teeth strong and seals them off from bacterial invasion. Instead, this approach emphasizes prevention and maintenance instead of the reactive approach conventional methods typically focus on.
You can rest assured that our team at Lazare Biomimetic Dentistry and Smile Design has undergone a total shift in the way we practice dentistry to help take the best care of our patients and offer the best services. Biomimetic dentistry can treat a wide range of oral conditions, including:
- Tooth Decay
- Fractured teeth
- Chipped, cracked, damaged teeth
More Comfort, Less Pain
Invasive procedures used by traditional dentistry (like silver mercury fillings, posts, and unnecessary reduction of tooth structure and deep, non-layered fillings) can actually result in cracks. Over time, a patient could experience bacterial infections and tooth fractures — and the need for tooth extractions, root canals, implants, and bridges.
You shouldn’t ever be in pain during or after a dental procedure — however, traditional dental methods have led to patients feeling extreme discomfort. Because biomimetic dentistry focuses on minimal preparation to the tooth, patients experience less discomfort while at the dentist.
A Healthier Restorative Option
Using modern biomimetic approaches for bonding teeth has practically eliminated our team from cutting teeth down for crowns. Studies have shown that biomimetic dentistry can reduce the need for a root canal by 90-95%. Compared to conventional methods, patients spend less and smile more.
A biomimetic filling helps to protect what’s left of your tooth, preventing extraction and preserving the natural dental material. Therefore, this modern approach conservatively adds to your teeth rather than totally subtracting and covering.
Many biomimetic treatments are completed through these five easy steps:
- Etch the area to expose the porous layer.
- Prime the area using resin.
- Apply bonding resin.
- Apply a ceramic layer.
- Cure the area.
Achieving a Natural Looking Smile
Biomimetic dentistry focuses on conserving and treating weak, fractured, and decayed teeth. The least invasive approach is used to preserve as much of a natural tooth as possible, correcting damage before more occurs. Traditional dental treatments such as implants, overlays, or crowns cover the damage — they don’t protect your teeth from further damage.
Because of the emphasis on protecting and preserving your natural teeth, biomimetic dental methods can help you achieve a natural smile after restoration. Traditional methods of using implants or bonding to cover up damage on a tooth can make your teeth look perfect — but unnatural.
New York City Biomimetic Dental Services
Lazare Biomimetic Dentistry and Smile Design is one of the only dental practices in the entire Upper East Side of New York City area to fully embrace and incorporate the principles of biomimetic dentistry into our practice.