Colorado Springs Family Dental Clinic

Biomimetic Dentistry

Dr. Bennett restores teeth Biomimetically.  Biomimetic dentistry is truly "mimimally invasive dentistry". 

What Is Biomimetic dentistry?

Biomimetic dentistry treats weak, fracture, and decayed teeth in a way that keeps them strong and seals them from bacterial invasion. Careful sealing against infections removes the need for 60-90% of the crowns and root canals of traditional dentistry. 

Tooth Preservation And Dental Conservation

Biomimetic dentistry means to copy what is life-like.  Nature has provided the most successful and ideal properties to our natural teeth. When restoring damaged, broken, and decayed teeth, the goal is to return the tooth to its original strength, function, and esthetics. Biomimetic dentistry accomplishes all of this in a conservative, strong, and attractive approach. 

What Is Wrong With Traditional Dentistry?

Traditional approaches to treating damaged and decayed teeth require more aggressive preprations to place a "strong", stiff restoration. The emphasis is on the strength of the restoration, but no attention is placed into the function and biomechanics of the final restored tooth.  By ignoring this critical aspect, it is no surprise that complications such as root canals occur more frequently and future treatment becomes progressively more aggressive and invasive. So begins the the resotrative dental cycle in which the teeth are ultimately lost from successive treatments.  With Biomimetic dentistry, only the damage and decay is removed from the teeth, and the final restoration is bonded to the remaining healthy natural tooth structure.  These bonded restorations function and behave "Biomimetically" and break the restorative dental cycle. 

Cavities And Fillings

Biomimetic dentists have the goal of removing less natural tooth structure.  Dr. Bennett uses advanced materials and techniques to create the strongest bond possible so teeth with biomimetic fillings can last a lifetime. Traditional fillings and restorations frequently leak and crack. Bacteria penetrates traditional fillings causing infection or damage and the liklihood of someday needing a root canal.  Biomimetic dentistry has an extremely high success rate in breaking the Root Canal Cycle.  Biomimetic fillings rarely result in a root canal procedure.

The traditional approach to fillings relies on cutting down teeth. Biomimetic dentists use advanced materials and adhesives to build up teeth to a natural strength and resilience.  Specialized techniques allow Dr. Bennett's dental work to respond to daily use just like a natural tooth, reducing stress and cracking. 

Who invented Biomimetic dentistry?The principles were developed by researchers from prestiguous universities in Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, United States and other countries.  Dr. Alleman and Dr. Deliperi have refined the techniques over the last 12 yars and have seen great improvement in patients' dental health. 

Do Biomimetic Procedures Take More Time?

If comparing to a crown preparation or root canal, the answer is no.  However, the initial Biomimetic restoration is more time intensive than the tradtional crown preparation or standard filling. The reason is the Biomimetic filling is placed layer by layer with the most advanced materials and adhesives that result in a longer restoration. This creates stronger teeth that are less prone to breaking or cracking and will require less work down the road, saving you time and money. 

 

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition and Holistic Dentistry: A Critical Connection

Achy joints, headaches, irritability, fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues, depression, hormone problems, weight gain-does this sound like you?  If so the foods you eat every day may be to blame.  Could the bagels you eat for breakfast bring on your afternoon headache? Could the diet sodas you drink cause pain? Could the milk in your coffee cause joint pain, brain fog or eczema? Yes-there is a powerful connection between what you eat and how you feel.  Carol helps patients suffering from inflammation or TMJ problems learn how to identify dietary triggers.  She offers individualized nutritional protocols which can definitely help every dental patient.

Oral Health Connection and Nutrition

Every part of the body need nutrients to function properly.  Your teeth and gums require vitamins, and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, zinc, magnesium and protein to remain in good health.  Eating the right foods and implementing  good oral hygiene habits can help your teeth, bones, and gums be healthy.  Decay rate is influenced by the types of food you eat and how often you eat and the pH of your saliva.

 

 

Health Centered Dentistry

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As a health centered dental service provider, the holistic dentistry clinic of Dr. Bennett seeks to uncover the cause of dental disease rather than just to treat the symptoms. The health of the mouth mirrors the health of the rest of the body. An unhealthy mouth can contribute to disease elsewhere in the body. Disease somewhere else in the body can cause disease in the mouth.

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Preventative Dentistry Care

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The old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of care, is the core of Dr. Bennett’s dental practice and dentistry clinic. We want to help you avoid future dental and systemic disease. Some of the dentistry services that are preventative in nature include: regular exams and xrays, periodontal examinations for gum disease, nutrition counseling, biomimetic restorations and evaluations of the chewing system for signs of abnormal wear and tear on the teeth, supporting bone and joints.

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Mercury Free Dentistry

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Do you have dental mercury fillings in your teeth?  Dental amalgam (silver fillings) is made up primarily of mercury, tin, silver, and zinc. Mercury makes up slightly over 50% of the filling by weight. Mercury is one of the most neuro-toxic (nerve damaging) substances on earth.  Large amounts of mercury can be released during removal.  In amalgam fillings, mercury is released slowly until the filling is removed. 

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TMJ Treatment

Dr. Bennett is a TMJ specialist and highly experienced at evaluating and treating TMJ related dysfunctional chewing system.   Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (aka TMJ disfunction, TMJ syndrome, or  temporal mandibular joint disease (TMD) is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull.

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Bioesthetic Dentistry

Bioesthetic dentistry is the study of form and function in the mouth. Dr. Bennett is a specialist in bioesthetic dentistry.  The form of a body part determines the function of that body part. This is especially true with teeth. If tooth wear, dental disease or dental restorations cause a change in the form of the tooth, then the function is altered.

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Periodontal Disease Therapy

If you live in the Colorado Springs area and you are dealing with periodontal disease (gum disease), then dentist Dr. Bennett can help you.  Our dental clinic can use laser therapy, herbal therapies, ozone irrigation therapy, hydrogen peroxide with special trays and other alternative medicinal therapies along with conventional approaches to periodontal care.

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Dental Crowns

Many metals used to make dental crowns can be toxic to some degree. Common examples of toxic dental crown materials are: nickel, beryllium and trace amounts of other metals commonly used in the fabrication of dental crowns. Dr. Bennett's Colorado Springs dental clinic rarely uses dental crown materials that contain metal. He recommends dental crown material compatibility testing before any dental crown is placed.

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Veneers & Bonding

Holistic dentist Dr. Bennett offers high quality and esthetically pleasing dental veneers to patients in Colorado Springs.  When your teeth are stained, discolored or unsightly because of wear and chipping, esthetic form can be restored with the use of veneers and dental bonding. Dental veneers can be made of porcelain or composite (tooth colored filling material). Composite veneers are also called bonding. Porcelain lasts much longer and is more esthetic than composite but is also more expensive. 

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Professional Dental Tooth Whitening

Looking for professional dental tooth whitening?  Bleaching teeth to lighten stained or yellowed teeth is available at Dr. Bennett’s office.  Generally, it is a pretty quick process.  Dr. Bennett takes molds of your teeth in order to make custom trays to hold the bleaching gel.  There are different concentrations of the gell, and you wear for as little as 30 minutes per day- or even overnite.  This take-home gel allows you to get professional whitening at your convenience in a safe, effective, and customized way.

 

 

 

Patient Testimonials

  • I know that having these 40-year-old fillings out of my mouth is contributing to a more healthy and vibrant me. I can’t thank you enough! Read More
    - Mary, Colorado Springs, CO
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