What is Biomimetic Dentistry?
Our office is proud to announce that we are one of the only dental practices in the entire New York City area that has fully embraced and incorporated the principles of Biomimetic Dentistry into our practice.
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.
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.
Traditional dentistry vs. Biomimetic Dentistry
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 tooth extractions, 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.
Advocate of Biomimetic Dentistry: Dr. Marc Lazare
Dental Access Interview
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
Dr. Marc Lazare lectures to a packed room of 332 dentists in the Philippines on the Fundamentals of Biomimetic Dentistry and the Biomimetc Smile Makeover at the Dusit Thani hotel in Manila for P.I.P.E. Perio, Implant, Prostho
Related Biomimetic Dentistry Articles
- Dental Access Interview with Dr. Lazare
- Conserving And Strengthening Tooth Structure While Transforming A Smile
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
- President of the Academy Of Biomimetic Dentistry and Long time Executive Board Member
- Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow in the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics
- NEW YORK LICENSE #046840 ISSUED1996
Contact the Upper East Side New York, NY office of Dr. Lazare at 212-861-2599.