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. 

 

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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