What is Biomimetic Dentistry?
Biomimetic dentistry is tooth conserving dentistry. Literally translated ‘Bio-mimetic’ means to mimic life. We study nature’s properties so that we can better duplicate it. Biomimetic dentistry treats weak, fractured, and decayed teeth in a way that keeps them strong and seals them from the invasion of bacteria. It reduces the need for cutting teeth down for crowns and helps to prevent root canal treatments whenever possible. In essence, it is utilizing the latest in dental materials and technology to preserve what we’ve got, for as long as we’ve got – just as nature intended. At our New York practice, we offer biomimetic restoration and dental techniques to all.
Dr. Lazare is the President and Founder of the Lazare Institute for Biomimetics and Smile Design – hosting lecturers from around the world. Additionally, Dr. Lazare is one of only a few dentists in the entire New York City area that is trained in and practices Biomimetic Dentistry. He has been certified as an Instructor of Biomimetic Dentistry by the Alleman-Deliperi Center for Biomimetic Dentistry, focusing on reproducing the biomechanics and esthetic properties of intact healthy teeth using the latest biomimetic dental techniques and materials. Dr. Lazare additionally serves on the Board for the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr. Lazare maintains a dental practice in New York City.
Dr. Marc Lazare is the President of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and one of only a few dentists in the entire New York City area to be trained in and practice Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr Lazare is also a Fellow in that same academy and has been approved as a Certified Instructor in Biomimetic Dentistry by the Alleman-Deliperi Center for Biomimetic Dentistry, focusing on reproducing the biomechanics and esthetic properties of intact healthy teeth using the latest techniques and materials. He is also the author of the book Dr. Lazare’s – The Patients Guide to Biomimetic Dentistry and Smile Design and the founder of the Lazare Institute for Biomimetic Dentistry and Smile Design.
We Don’t Just Fill Teeth. We Restore Them.
If a tooth is structurally compromised, we reinforce the remaining tooth structure with a polyethylene fibered mesh to disperse the forces imposed on the tooth when chewing, and layer the esthetic, biocompatible bonding materials in a way that minimizes the stresses between the restoration and the tooth structure. This helps to prevent developing cracks that could lead to fracture, and protects the margins from breaking down in order to seal out bacteria.
We don’t believe in using silver-mercury fillings or even bulk filling with a tooth-colored material. The materials that we use mimic the elasticity and strength of enamel and dentin (the tooth structure beneath the enamel), and are layered to enhance the bond strength of the material to the tooth, minimize the stresses that cause a restoration to break down, and blend in the natural shades and characteristic of the original tooth color to make a final restoration that is difficult to find, even when blown up in high definition on a big screen.
Unlike other parts of our body, our teeth often do not mend on their own. Invasive procedures used by traditional dentistry (such as silver mercury fillings, posts, and unnecessary reduction of tooth structure and deep, non-layered fillings) may eventually result in cracks, contributing to bacterial infections and tooth fractures, and the subsequent need for root canals, implants and bridges. This is why it is important to protect and conserve as much of the natural tooth and gum structure as possible. The most successful dentistry is comprised of procedures that are the least invasive. This is the philosophy and primary emphasis behind the principles of the biomimetic dentistry that we are proud to practice. For more information, you can read our article in our blog section that covers what biomimetic dentistry is a bit more in-depth.
Dr. Marc Lazare Dental Access Interview
New York Dentist and an advocate of Biomimetic Dentistry, Dr Marc Lazare is one of the celebrity dentists to date in the profession who has remained grounded inspite of all his achievements. Featured in several American TV Shows sharing his knowledge about keeping our oral health in check, Dr Marc Lazare is the author of many peer reviewed dental articles and the author of the book “Dr Lazare’s The Patient’s Guide to Dentistry”, a book that will answer a patient’s inquiry about receiving the ideal dental treatment.
A renowned lecturer and member of the Clinical Faculty at New York University College of Dentistry and member of the Clinical Faculty at North Shore University Dr Marc shares with Dental Access his insights about his passion for dentistry and his personal insights in life.
Biomimetic Reconstruction Case Studies
Dear Dr. Lazare and everyone in the office, Thank you for giving me the smile of a lifetime! The atmosphere in your office made each visit a pleasure. Thank you for getting me ready for my wedding and your patience. Regards,
Related Biomimetic Dentistry Articles
- What Biomimetic Dentistry Is
- Dr. Marc Lazare Dental Access Interview
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- The Biomimetic Smile Makeover
- A great review in the New York Post
Why Choose Dr. Lazare?
- B.A. University of Pennsylvania (Major: Natural Sciences)
- D.D.S. New York University College of Dentistry (Class President)
- Intern in General Practice Residency Program, Department of Dentistry North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y.
- Chief Resident in General Practice Residency Program, Department of Dentistry North Shore University Hospital
- Present Active Member of the Attending Staff- North Shore University Hospital
- Present Member of the Clinical Faculty- NYU College of Dentistry
- Master in the Academy of General Dentistry – Awarded in 2011
- Serves on the Board for the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry
- Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow in the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics
- NEW YORK LICENSE #046840 ISSUED1996
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