03 May Biomimetic Dentistry
The literal meaning of biomimetic is “mimic nature”. The way we restore teeth focuses on emulating the perfect undamaged tooth that nature gave us to start with. Our dentists in Prescott, AZ re-create the biomechanics of this ideal by using advanced bonding techniques and bio-compatible materials. Teeth look great and we avoid invasive crowns and root canals with strong and nearly invisible onlays and fillings. You will feel confident knowing that we can restore your tooth to its natural strength and feel. Sensitivity after a filling is a thing of the past!!
The Two Principles of Biomimetic Success
Nature created our teeth to be able to withstand some pretty harsh conditions. The combination of hard, rigid outer enamel, and “shock-absorbing” inner dentin provide a protective complex that absorbs extreme forces and distributes them evenly through the teeth and jaws.
When decay or even a traditional filling is present, the protective complex of the tooth is lost and dentistry fails. Biomimetic bonding prevents the stresses caused by shrinking and expanding fillings as well as stresses from biting and restores natural strength to the tooth. The two foundational principles of this approach are:
- Treat Teeth Early
- Use Proper Techniques
Treating weakened teeth earlier, allows us to preserve the healthy enamel, thus providing a better foundation for the Biomimetic bonding. Early intervention is key to less-invasive treatment!
Proper Biomimetic bonding techniques save your tooth by:
- Removing old bacteria and infection
- Sealing out new infection & bacteria.
- Eliminating sensitivity.
- Restoring natural strength and function.
The doctors of Prescott Dentistry, your dentist in Prescott, AZ, are the only fully trained biomimetic dentists in Arizona. Come see us for a consultation to see how our alternative approach can benefit YOUR health.