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Biomimetic Dentistry and Complex Dental Problems


The traditional dentistry approach relies more on restorative dentistry procedures. Those involve cutting or removing a substantial amount of the existing tooth structure to make space for the external dental fixture to restore the dental structure to optimal health and functionality. Though beneficial, the process may not be ideal for every patient, who may be better suited for conservative or biomimetic dentistry.

What is Biomimetic Dentistry?


As mentioned above, biomimetic dentistry focuses more on tooth conservation to restore it to its original working condition. The term biomimetic implies treatment methods that are as close to one’s natural biology as possible. Here, the focus is on using minimally invasive procedures to remove the decay and eliminate cavities.

Traditionally, a dentist would drill to remove the decaying tooth and fill it in with a material of your choice. A biomimetic trained dentist will focus on preserving the tooth structure, using biocompatible materials to seal the tooth, preserving it completely. The process is often referred to as inlay or onlay restoration.

Advantages of Biomimetic Dentistry


•  Prevents excessive gap formation – the focus of biomimetic dentistry is to ensure minimal removal of the natural structure. Thus, there are no resultant gaps post-treatment.
•  Prevents early failure – A lot of traditional restorative dentistry procedures fail because the invasive procedures damage the existing healthy structures. The biomimetic dentistry approach can prevent early failure as it focuses on maintaining and restoring the tooth’s structural integrity.
•  Biocompatible materials – Silver, gold and other filling materials do harm the existing tooth structure and may prove to be carcinogenic, especially in smokers and people with poor oral and dental hygiene.
•  Complete restoration – Biomimetic dentistry restores the functionality of the teeth and focuses on restoring the dental tissue, natural demineralization procedure, all the while mimicking the appearance of the natural counterpart.
•  Visual Appeal – Silver and gold fillings aren’t particularly attractive to look at. Biomimetic dentistry uses biocompatible materials that look as close to the original color, shape and appearance of the tooth as possible. Porcelain veneers are an excellent example of what biomimetic dentistry can look like. The process is minimally invasive, but the resultant look is similar to that of natural teeth.


Complex Dental Problems


Biomimetic dentistry has the potential to solve complex dental problems that traditional dentistry may not be able to solve. It can help treat damage to the enamel, dental pulp, cementum, gum tissue and oral cavity, as can traditional restorative dentistry procedures. However, the main difference here is the focus on using biocompatible materials with regenerative properties to recreate a structure as organically close to the natural state as possible.

Our teeth have a natural death cycle that is often aggravated by poor oral and dental hygiene. However, restorative dentistry procedures sometimes end up accelerating the process even further. Biomimetic dentistry is an ideal approach to restorative dentistry as it combines conservation and restoration of the tooth’s structure.

At Taglia Advanced Dentistry, we specialize in biomimetic dentistry and can help restore the health, functionality and appearance of your smile using biocompatible materials. Reach out to us for a consultation today.

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(312) 757-6434

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7310 W North Ave, Ste 4A
Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4212

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